I think this photo is probably the early 1970’s. It’s most definitely Glasgow Road, Blantyre looking westwards. Taken from near Stonefield Parish Church, I can see Walter Batters Ironmongers in the middle of the photo and Lightbody’s Bakery on the far right. What’s your memories of the buildings and businesses in this photo?
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Walter Batters was born in 1846 in Carluke, to William Batters and Jane Black, Walter Batters Senior and was an ironmonger by trade. The Batters family arrived in Blantyre around 1877 coming initially from Carluke then latterly via Hamilton. Walter Batters married Jeannie Hastie (the daughter of a High Blantyre Ironmonger James Hastie) on […]
Batters Ironmongers was a former late 19thand 20th Century shop on the north side of Glasgow Road at numbers 142 and 144, located on the lower floor of Millar’s buildings, stone tenements, situated between John Street and Clark Street. The shop was 144, the house above 142 and both were located mid terrace in a […]