The clock at Kirk Care, at the corner of Hunthill Road and Main Street, was never the prettiest to look at, but at least in 2000, when this photo was taken, it was still working! Today, the hands are missing, making the top cross currently “timeless”.
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Margaret Sanderson kindly shared a couple of photos with me back in November. I’ll get to them shortly, but meantime was interested in this,…… Pictured in 1961, is High Blantyre Main Street Garage. This was once where Kirk Care now is on that same side. The photo was taken from the opposite side of Main […]
Continuing my busy month of History Presentations all over Blantyre. On Wednesday 30th November I was thrilled to be invited along to Kirk Care in High Blantyre and delighted to talk to local elderly residents about the history of Blantyre. I learned far more than I presented! I would like to say thanks to the […]
Looking west along Main Street towards the road to greenhall. Pictured in 1905, from Kirkton Cross, the scene is an everyday working weekday, with people going about their business. A man carries tools past the Church Hall. Another stands at the junction, perhaps wondering what David Ritchie, the photographer is doing. The sign was salvaged […]
This previously unseen photo is one of the most remarkable I have seen of Blantyre. I just LOVE it. Photographed in 1905 by David Ritchie of nearby Main Street, the photo is of High Blantyre Primary School in Hunthill Road. Not a normal school day, but it’s polling day. There is so much character to […]