Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History
Past the Health Center is a Playing Field belonging to the Calderglen Academy on Calder Street.
This used to be an open field where the farmer from the Stonefield Farm allowed his cows to graze. This is now only used for the outside activities associated with the Academy.
On the other East side of the street there is now a bowling green belonging to the Blantyre miners welfare.
From here to the Main Street in High Blantyre, all the rest of Victoria Street is taken up by a Council Scheme, which I have only ever heard it referred to as Morris Street Council scheme. Margaret, this is the scheme that your Dad and cousins spent a few years. The scheme has gone through at least 3 types of renovations over the past 70 odd years, but they are still standing.
Victoria Street had a funny ending to it when it finished at the Main Street High Blantyre. It had narrowed down to a passage way not even wide enough for a cart to past through, only wide enough at its widest point to let 2 pedestrians shoulder to shoulder pass.
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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