You've got One Guess as to where this is an Impression of...
Our friend on Facebook, John McDermott, an artist and True Blantyreonian who now lives in Exeter, commented that he would like to paint an impression of what The Priory might have looked like in its heyday. So, we gave him the challenge... and what an excellent result... well done John.
Please sign our Petition: Some friends on Facebook commented on the atrocities of vandalism at the High Blantyre Cemetery, so we put up a Petition to take to Tam Greatex, our MP. Sign here.
Finally, in co-operation with the management, Andy Paterson and myself, are pleased to inform you that our 1875 Map of Blantyre has finally been mounted in the Miners Resource Centre Reception. More
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Now you can wander 'roon Blantyre with the help of the Google camera.
BLANTYRE has been captured on Google’s new controversial street view application.
Some Blantyre streets which feature on street view are Callaghan Wynd, Stonefield Road, Glasgow Road, Victoria Street and Calder Street. Blantyre’s famous landmark the David Livingstone Centre is also featured on the virtual map.
Three boys are also pictured waving at the camera on Glasgow Road and a keen gardener is pictured tending to their garden on Station Road.
The new tool allows people to take virtual walks through streets, view landmarks and even look up addresses.
Google cars were seen in the Blantyre area last year capturing the images with a 360 degree camera.
To see Blantyre and other parts of South Lanarkshire, visit google.co.uk
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Hello Bill, thank you for your kind words.
There's no need for you to be dumbfounded, what I did was easy,its what you have done that's dumbfounding Bill !
I don't think you realise that what you have put into this site has given many people the world over many happy hours remembering days gone bye, quite often the best days of their live's!