Tag: mcleans

McLean Aerated Water Bottles

Fellow local history enthusiast, Gordon Cook kindly shared these 2 photos, which tie in nicely to the recent articles about McLean Brothers, the aerated water bottlers of Main Street, High Blantyre. Gordon told me, “A few years back Paul, the library at Hamilton gave my details to a man who got this bottle from his […]

1905 Flute Band at Main Street

Isn’t this an incredible photo. Full of life, of excitement and so it should, for it’s never been publicly seen or published! Photographed by David Ritchie, my 2nd Great Grand Uncle (yes, ok, he is a distant relative). This was taken very near David’s own home. An early pioneer of photography in the town, David […]

1954 High Blantyre Main Street

This photo dates from approximately 1954 and shows High Blantyre Main Street. Pictured from the corner of Priestfield (roughly where the Apollo Bar) is today, the view looks Eastwards back towards Causeystanes and Auchinraith. A few things like McLeans newsagents, the large Priestfield Tree and Blakelys pub will still be recognisable, but other features like […]

Low Blantyre Post Office

Pictured here in 1916 during the middle of the first World War, is Low Blantyre General Post Office. Until 1969 all Post Offices in the UK had the official title General Post Office (GPO). This important building was located at the bottom of Stonefield Road. Standing in the doorway are Blantyre postmistresses Miss Stewart and […]