Tag: tenements

Late 1950’s Main Street at Kirkton

A brilliant photo by Andrew Reid of High Blantyre, shared here by Gordon Cook. Pictured in the late 1950’s is a Winter, snowy scene showing Main Street looking Westwards, at Kirkton. The tenement houses along Main Street have started to be demolished, not surviving a hundred years (built 1865). Gone is the pub and general […]

Fatality at Alpine Street, Blantyre

On Monday 18th September 1939, demolition work commenced to start knocking down some of the older tenements in Alpine Street, located just off Glasgow Road. (Alpine Street doesn’t exist anymore, but it was located approximately where the corner of modern John Street is today, more to the side of the Sports Centre.) William Joseph Maxwell […]