Who remembers this part of Stonefield Road looking like this? Taken in the 1970s, you can see the Butchers, John S McCallums sop and in the distance MacCorgarry’s. Whats your memories of these shops?
Due to the dangerous condition of the tenements opposite ASDA, one of Blantyre’s best butchers closed on 6th January 1979. A shocked Peter Craig had received a letter from the Regional Council on Monday 11th December 1978, giving him just 3 weeks to pack up and move out (including the Christmas holiday!) Peter who had […]
Hamish Dow shared this with me adding, “I attach a photo taken outside the Causeystanes Dairy, 9 Broompark Road around 1935. The photo shows my GreatGrandmother M Dow (née McLauchlan) on the left with my Aunt Rosemary Scobbie (née Dow) in the centre. I’m not sure if the gentleman on the right is my GreatGrandfather Malcolm […]
Sweenie’s Butcher Shop – During the 1960’s and 1970’s Mr James (Jimmy) Sweenie had a butchers shop at 8 Stonefield Road not far from the bottom of Stonefield Road near the Old Original Bar. The Sweenie’s appear to be incomers to Blantyre during WW2 years. It was adjacent to Gilbert the Bakers at that […]