Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History
Most of Buildings on the Main Street (Glasgow Road) were of the Tenement type (See Rhona Wilson’s book “OLD BLANTYRE”) On page 39 there is a good illustration of Glasgow Road, Blantyre and the tenement type buildings. If you have the book and look at this page 39 it represents about half of the Main Street of Blantyre, I never thought of using this book for illustrating the streets but now that I have, I think it would be very practical to carry on doing so. If you do not have the book we can always wait until such time when you have Bought, Borrowed or Stolen it from somewhere
My reason for using this book!!
When you look along this photo on page 39 to the far left as far as you can see, that is the area I am writing about.
Page 34 gives a closer view again. If you look as far as this page shows on the left side there are two horse carts, and right in between where the carts are would be the entrance to the cart path leading down to Bairds Rows. It also helps to refresh my memory of the area and I am sure gives you a greater understanding of what and where in town I am writing about. TDH
Note from Bill: Clark St.- Looking East
Here you see the Number 4 Tram coming from Hamilton, Trams were introduced to Blantyre in 1903 when this photo was taken.
The Wellington Bar – Glasgow Road at Clark Street. A pub often frequented by the Lithuanian people of Blantyre and Burnbank, noted for its famous Dark Light Beer.
Continuing the conversation between Thomas Dunsmuir Hartman in Chicago, formerly Logan Street, (known as TDH or Drapadew) and Margaret in Queensland Australia on TalkingScot.
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