Tag: priory street

Coats Tenements, Glasgow Road

    These former three 2 storey stone tenements were located behind the Stonefield Tavern building and had their eastern frontage on to a field (which later became Priory Street). Being so old and demolished for many decades, they’re often forgotten about and largely unknown to people alive today. They occupied a north to south […]

Winnie Ewing at Priory St 1967

 In 1967 as political figures vowed for Blantyre votes, Mrs. Winnifred (Winnie) Ewing of Blantyre SNP campaigned at the corner of Priory Street, and as these wonderful photos show, youth listened!    Winifred Margaret Ewing (b1929) is a Scottish nationalist, lawyer and prominent Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who was a Member of Parliament (Hamilton […]

1967 Blantyre Weddings

  Three more Blantyre weddings for you, this time from 1967. First is Morag Russell and Robert Crothers. Morag lives at 11 Fir Grove, Viewpark, but it was Robert who was a Blantyre man. When he married, he was living at 1 Priory Street, Blantyre. Staying with 1967, Miss Moira Lee of 164 Victoria Street married […]

Priory Street 1970s

  A photo next, shared by Drew Semple here a while back. Pictured is a rather busy Glasgow Road from Priory Street, at a time in the 1970s, when it was still open to traffic at its junction with Glasgow Road. In the background, The Broadway Cinema, Stonefield Tavern is still recognisable in the foreground. […]