Another brand new exclusive photo for you. This photo appearing online for the first time was taken in 1903 and is the abandoned Blantyre Mills, scheduled for demolition.
I was given this photo sometime ago by Ian Proudfoot, which was kindly appreciated, for despite its faded nature, it is remarkably clear and part of a larger series.
Taken from a little bridge across the lade, it shows the cotton mill and in the background, the heights of the Powerlooom Factory, complete with chimney. What a mistake this was in demolishing these buildings, for Blantyre could now have had a state of the art tourist attraction on par with New Lanark, had they all been rescued.
A wonderful old photo part of our Blantyre heritage and another part of us now gone.
(c) Blantyre Project
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