Christine McGarry Shore shared these photos. This is the McGarry family. They all lived in Caldervale (Fin Me Oot) in the 1930’s – 1940’s. All but two immigrated to the United States. Christine told me, “My paternal grandfather was Edward McGarry. The top photo was him with 9 of his siblings (there were 13 in […]
A great aerial photo taken in 1941. From above Blantyreferme, this photo looks over to “Finmeoot”, Caldervale. The former mining community is no longer there. The railway line to Glasgow from Blantyre can be seen cutting across the middle of the picture. The road leading over to Newton in the foreground. On social media: Rena […]
Anne Dorrian recently shared this photo on Finmeoot Friends Page. Pictured in 1920 is Annie Docherty (nee Longworth). Looking at the 1930 Valuation roll, Robert Longworth was renting number 9 Caldervale Terrace, (at Finmeoot near Blantyreferme), the owner being A.G.Moore Coalmasters. Next door at number 8 were the Dicksons, and at number 10 were […]
Jane Reynolds shared this Caldervale children photo on the wonderful Facebook page “Finmeoot Friends”. Jane added, “Thought you might like to see this picture from 1946. I’m 3rd from the left. From left to right – George Burns, Pat McGarry my cousin, me, Margaret Eadie, Jim Rankin, Robert Eadie and May O’Brien. I’m sure you […]
Helen Reilly shared this photo which shows people of Caldervale (Finmeoot). Helen added, “This is Edward “pony” and Helen Doyle with family. Michael, Catherine John, Ann, Bernard, Ellen, Mary. They all stayed in Caldervale until they moved to Blantyre itself in 1950.” The photo is likely 1940s. How smart everybody looks. Perhaps a sunday, or wedding? […]
Pictured at Caldervale are local children (who lived at Finmeoot). The photo has seen a little damage, but the faces can still be zoomed in on. Taken around the early 1930’s, the children play on a roundabout. Thank you to Helen Reilly for her written permission and sharing one of her treasured family photos.