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1930 Priestfield Terrace postcard

Following on from the recent articles about Priestfield Terrace, the High Blantyre Priestfield Hall recently showed me this nice colorised postcard. Pictured is Priestfield Terrace, possibly around 1930. As with many postcards, things appear slightly different for dramatic effect, and i suspect the background landscape has been altered to appear more “dramatic” or fill the […]

1953 Dixon’s Smiddy High Blantyre

A beautiful drawing by Reg (Turner?) from October 1953. The scene is High Blantyre and the artist would have been standing in what is now Priestfield Cemetery, looking back along the road towards High Blantyre. At the back, is Dixons Number 2 pit. On the left is Priestfield Terrace, a row of 16 coal miners […]