Peter Valerios Cafe
Peter Valerio’s Cafe
Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History
The other store of note belonged to a family of Italian immigrants into Scotland, there name was Valerio. They were three families of Valerio in Blantyre all of them owned ice cream shops. There was Mickey at the West end, Peter in the middle and Wee Don in the east side. They served up some great ice cream treats through the years, from their push carts and up to their motorized vehicles in the later years. The family was so well respected that they have a modern street in Blantyre called after the family. They made a wonderful pea dish with lots of vinegar that all us young kids loved to eat.
On page 34 you can see a large S on the wall (LEFT HAND SIDE LOOKING AT PICTURE) This would be a part of the entrance into Clark Street. Clark Street was made up of the same two storey type tenement building with some detached bungalows.
|At the end of the street was another entrance into the Blantyre Victoria Football Field, The football field was running from Forrest Street over to Clark street, again in between all of the tenement type buildings there was the common washhouse and drying lines for clothes with the coal bunkers for storage.|
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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