Burnbank Cross

 

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Burnbank Cross.

Taken in the 1920s we have a great picture of Burnbank Cross. As you can see this street in itself was a really busy place with a great choice of shops. Burnbank Cross had Forsyths fruit bazaar, an Italian cafe, an Italian fish shop, a wine shop with many more to chose from.

The Cross must have been a great place for the men to congregate, as you can see from the fountain at the left hand side of the picture.

As in many old pictures from around Hamilton you can also see evidence of subsidence from the underground coal mines. If you look to the right hand side of the picture you will see a squinty telegraph pole.

The fountain was removed a short time after the picture was taken and by the 1970s all of the tenements had also sadly gone to make way for the George court flats.

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