Jackson Street

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Jackson Street

Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History

Jackson Street was a dead end street, unlike the rest going south it did not enter into Auchinraith Road. If you look at page 34 right hand side looking at the picture there is a man about to pass a pole, directly behind him on the ground is a beam of sunlight, that opening where the light is coming from is the entrance to Jackson Street.  Jackson Street

Traveling west are the usual 2 type storey homes with the usual amenities, downstairs upstairs, and around the back. This block of tenements can barely be seen on page 34.

The photo ends with a good showing of a gas fired lamp-post, this was the common lighting in Blantyre up until the late 1930’s when electricity was introduced. Not seen in the photo at the end of this corner was a pub called the Smiddy—

I HAVE TO MAKE A CORRECTION HERE —- In my last writing I said that the Smiddy Bar was on the corner of Auchinraith Road and Rosendale, I was wrong. The name of that bar was Kelly’s Corner, The Horseshoe Bar — CORRECTION APPLIED.

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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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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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