There’s very little left of this scene at Hunthill Road, High Blantyre. All the buildings on the right are now demolished replaced by modern homes. Only a couple of the cottages on the left remain, the taller tenement also demolished. We’re looking north eastwards. Putting this in context, beyond the far beyond on the road […]
Its 1905 in this photo. David Ritchie, a joiner with an interest in photography, points his camera at Kirkton Cross towards the old Parish Church Halls, just in time to capture a horse coming up Hunthill Road (perhaps leading a laden cart?). David is standing at the door of Logan’s Bar (now known as the […]
A great photo of a man standing at the corner of High Blantyre Church Halls, at the Junction of Main Street and Hunthill Road. What makes this Kirkton photo all the more remarkable is that it was taken over 110 years ago, around 1905. Photographed by David Ritchie, shared here by Alex Bowie, I wondered […]
Neil Scott shared this photo adding, “From left to right Mr. Morgan, Agnes Gardner (nee Morgan) Mrs. MORGAN , CATHERINE MORGAN, JAMES GARDNER at Hunthill Road, about 1950.” Do you know the Morgans and Gardner families? The occasion is surely a wedding, judging by the buttonholes, but i don’t recognise which church.
From John Dunsmuir Collection, this photo of Barnhill was taken around 1915. Looking West to the Calder, the scene is very quiet with three ladies posing for the camera. On the left, the little white houses led down to the Nursery at the corner of Broompark Road and Hunthill Road. The smiddy is just out […]
100 years ago Hunthill Road looked very different. The High Blantyre Train line ran directly over the road on a bridge at this location. There was no Stonefield Crescent. The houses on the right obviously weren’t built and were only fields with only “Old Place” (The Coachhouse) sitting in the field on the right. The […]