1978 Central Co-op Premises

 

1978-central-co-op-building-wmPictured here in 1978 on Glasgow Road are the old tenements and hall which accommodated Blantyre Central Co-op.

This was a former 2-storey stone built building at the west corner of the junction of Herbertson Street and Glasgow Road. Constructed started in 1915 and it opened in February 1917. The Co-op building was built on top of the former Blantyre Police Station site. Of course this building is no longer there and was demolished shortly after this picture was taken in 1978.

The photo is taken from Glasgow Road at the top of Forrest Street, looking across to former Jackson Street in the foreground leading off the right. Today, this is the exact same scene, putting it into context of how much Glasgow Road changed.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-21-44-02

Leave a Reply....(1st comment reviewed in 24 hrs)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s