Tag: main street

The Barracks, High Blantyre

This fantastic photo from a hundred years ago or so is the former “Barrack” at High Blantyre. Officially named “Forrest Place” the tenement buildings were once located just off Main Street, just behind where Jinxy’s Bakery is today. Nicknamed, “The Barracks’, it was not built well in the 1880’s and only lasted until the early […]

1920’s Main Street

This charming scene is High Blantyre Main Street in the 1920’s. Children play near the kerbline outside the former Apothecary (chemist). Looking eastwards, some of the houses at the back are still there today. The trees on the left would now be where family shopper is. The tenement on the left is no longer there […]