Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History
Directly across from the Raw’s (Elm Street) was The Buggy Buildings, again these were the usual tenement type buildings in Blantyre. The Railway line ran behind the Buggy Buildings and across the railway was the Auchinraith pit area that we have spoken about previously. This whole area at the top of Logan Street has been drastically changed by the new Motorway A725 which runs from Uddingston to East Kilbride.
If you had turned right at the top of Logan Street again there were a few Bungalows along this stretch of Auchinraith Road, until you came to the Auchinraith School. This of Protestant Denomination. The school ran all the rest of the way down to the top end of Craig Street.
I shall be posting some more pictures of Blantyre in the Gallery for Reference.
I will finish here Margaret, but I will leave you with this poem or ditty from James Cornfield, a boyhood friend and a Logan Street neighbour who has the same feelings of Blantyre and Logan Street as I, but in his own way expresses it much more eloquently in his poetry.
TDH see ‘You can’t take the man out of the street’.
Continuing the conversation between Thomas Dunsmuir Hartman in Chicago (known as TDH or Drapadew) and originally from Logan Street, Blantyre and Margaret in Queensland Australia on TalkingScot.
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