Looking through some family photos, here is my great grandmother’s former shop, Danskins at the corner of Stonefield Road and Broompark Road. The date is around 1923 or so. The shop is still there today, although now a newsagents.
In the background we see the gable of Little’s Building, the Little family also owning the small wooden building with the pitched roof, which incredibly is still there today. The tenements of course are long gone. You can see the wood stockpiled in their joinery yard.
The ‘Little’ empire was to flourish in the 1920s, as James Little would go on to buy Crossbasket in the early 1930s and was well known in Blantyre for owning many properties (shops and houses).
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016
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