Tag: tenement

David Livingstone Memorial Church

Hopefully this is the first time you’ve seen this photo. Pictured on Glasgow Road is the David Livingstone Memorial Church, the photo dating from (what I believe is) the 1950’s/1960’s. Does anybody remember the former tenement immediately to the left? I’ll be writing in detail about these buildings later in the year as part of […]

Shops Forced to move, 1979

  In March 1979, uncertainty existed at a block of shops on the north side of High Blantyre’s Main Street. The shops on the lower floor of the tenements at the corner of Cemetery Road and Main Street were to be put under compulsory purchase order, to make way for the council’s new development of […]

1980 The last tenement

  I’ve been asked a few times for photos of the Clydeview Shopping Centre being built. This one from Winter 1980 is pretty close taken from the top of the centre above whats now the lawyers office showing the scaffold still up as finishes to the roof took place just before opening. Across the road, […]

1955 Looking to Main Street, Auchinraith

  An aerial photo of Blantyre in 1955 best shows High Blantyre Main Street at Auchinraith. I was contacted by a Blantyre Project ready who used to live in a former tenement on Main Street at the top of Auchinraith Road. The former tenement building is no longer there today. I’ve marked up several interesting […]