Old Photograph Parish Church Burnbank Scotland

Old photograph of the Parish Church on High Blantyre Road in Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Since the 19th century immigrants from many parts of the world have settled in Burnbank. Immigration from other parts of Scotland during the period of the Highland Clearances occurred. The most significant to date numerically were undoubtedly the Irish immigrants who arrived between the mid 19th century and the mid 20th century mainly to work in the coal-fields and heavy industry. Immigration to Burnbank from Italy was mainly from the Lucca and Frosinone in the Abruzzi. Some of the Italian Scots in Burnbank owned ice-cream parlours (which later became fish and chip shops) and operated ice cream carts, later vans, to such an extent that the local term for an ice cream seller became " tally " , derived from Italian, as in " tally van ".

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