Another mystery photo today. Gordon Cook recently showed me this slide but like myself, is at a loss as to where the location is. I’m assured it is Blantyre, but when and where? If you know more, please get in contact. Thanks.
On the left of this mid 1920’s photo is “Adam’s Sawmill”, the business of William Adam and his brother. The photo looks eastwards along Main Street. The entrance to the “Adam C&W” sawmill was between the lampost and the end of the building, not to be confused by the gates in the foreground, which lead […]
On Wednesday 31st January 1940, ten families were rendered homeless when a catastrophic fire ripped through Henderson’s Buildings. Glasgow Road. Blantyre. It originated the centre of the two storey tenement building of shops and flats, and the flames quickly spread to adjoining premises. After some hours the fire was under control just before midnight. However, […]
Pictured here in this mass produced postcard, during the early 1970’s is ‘Rosendale’. This was a 3 storey, well constructed tenement building, which when first erected was very visible and different from other homes in Springwell due to it’s red sandstone. The building served as excellent accommodation for many, many Blantyre families but sadly around […]
Pictured here is Barnhill, Blantyre in 1901. It’s a great old photo showing Stewart’s Cottage on the left (also known as Pathhead) and the Hoolet’s Nest public house on the right hand side. Stewart’s cottage was named after the weaver who lived there and the hand loom that was visible from the windows. The front […]