Stuart McIntosh shared this photo. From 1982, it was taken at High Blantyre Cross from outside Carrigans. The old Church Hall would be just out the photo to the right. A simple photo taken of the memorial, but suddenly now, 38 years later, interesting in its own right.
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A nicely colourised postcard of Kirkton Cross showing Hamilton Road looking west. This is High Blantyre in 1915. A child stands outside the public house, behind him is the Church Halls, Adams Building and Mayberry Buildings, then Adams Sawmill entrance beside the railway bridge. On the left beyond the kirk cemetery wall is the water […]
This excellent photo is shared here in the highest possible resolution. Using new software on my computer, I was able to zoom in on the detail and create several other smaller photos, highlighting areas of interest. The date is 1904, and the location is Main Street, High Blantyre looking west. The building on the left […]
As a surveyor, I love studying old maps. Looking at Roy’s Military map of 1747, specifically at the High Blantyre Main Street area, I think I have found something interesting and perhaps forgotten to history? The 1747 map shows the road winding through High Blantyre which was eventually to become Main Street. Zooming in at […]
A wonderful previously unseen photo online. Photographed by David Ritchie, this photo dates from around 1915 (dating evidence from contemporary photos, growth of the trees and the nearby buildings). It is the clearest picture yet showing the horse water trough that used to sit inside the Wardrop Moore Arch at the Kirkyard. The Pub landlord […]
Taking TWO 1905 photos of Kirkton, by High Blantyre man David Ritchie, and merging them together, gives FANTASTIC results! Indeed, these two photos were likely taken on the same day, perhaps just one after the other. I’ve been able to photoshop them together, capturing a panorama of everyday life in Main Street, Kirkton in 1905. […]
This photo dates from the late 1880’s or early 1890’s. A charming photo of Kirkton Top Cross. Another source suggests the photo was taken between 1900-1910 but I believe that to be incorrect. The style of the clothes, the fact that the men have beards (that fashion started to fall away by 1900) and other […]