Elizabeth Weaver has shared this family photo, taken outside 104 Victoria Street in the mid 1950’s. She told me, “The car belonged to our Uncle John Scott’s – Uncle David Scott giving it a helping hand there I think! Don’t know who the weans are! Possibly 1956 when i got my first camera.”
The boarding led to the railway bridge, on the right just out of view. Identification of the car, may assist with dating the photo. (Is the car a Wolseley?) There were still coal trains using the railway at this time, but the steep sides had become so overgrown as seen in this photo, that any passer by would only catch an occasional glimpse of any locomotives as they passed on their way to High Blantyre or in the opposite direction towards Springwells.
Elizabeth continued, “There were so few cars then that we used to play across the road and bounce balls against that wood panelled fence, even though the bridge was right next to it and cars occasionally came through.”
The Scott family, headed by John Scott in this photo, had a shop at Victoria Street and some of them emigrated in the late 1950’s. Going back briefly to the children, i’ve zoomed in on the 2 little unidentified girls, who look about 7 or 8. If so, and given this is the mid 1950’s, the girls would have been born in the immediate post WW2 years. Can you identify them?
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