Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History
|The page #37 taken from the OLD BLANTYRE book now in the TalkingScot Gallery shows Marshall’s on one corner and the Castle Vaults on the other Page #34 covers most all of the other streets I have spoken of.|
|The front of the book with the policeman shows Ness’s School over his shoulder to the right, this was where your Grandad John Morton worked as a janitor.
Note from Bill: The Policeman was known as “Dan the Pig.”
|The name Ness’s was the name of a schoolmaster John Ness who came with his family to Blantyre from Glasgow to run the school when it opened in the late 1800’s.|
|Ness’s school is now gone and the Clyde Shopping Centre, including Asda now stands in is place. The corner of Victoria Street and Glasgow Road is now the Blantyre Library.|
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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