Jacksons of Croftfoot

Janet Jackson shared this wonderful forces photo, which was MORE than a little interesting to me, as it features generations of the men who lived in the house I currently live in. This wonderful photo are the Jacksons who lived at Croftfoot throughout the 19th Century and into the 20th.  Jan told me, “The Gentleman […]

Population & Employment

Some statistics next about Blantyre Population and Employment. These figures are from 2011, and show some interesting details. From the 17,000 people in this town, most people are aged between 45-64, closely followed by ages 25-44. Most household comprise of just one person and of households with cars, most have 1 car. A figure of […]

2000 Main Street

Here’s a good photo of High Blantyre Main Street taken around 2000. This was before resurfacing and re-kerbing took place and you may recognise some shops no longer there. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: Margo Clayton If the blue sign is 256 Main Street, […]

New Buildings

Richard Black sent me a message saying, “I’ve discovered some old relatives who moved from Ayrshire to Blantyre in the early 1830s. In the 1841 census I have them living in Blantyre, with those aged 11 and above working in the mill. The address information on the census is a little vague, though, it just […]

Station Road Steps

Who can remember these steps? Situated at the bottom of Station Road, they lead up to the David Livingstone Centre, but were closed off to prevent access. This photo dates from 2000 and today there is a gate with black railings. Looking back to 1903, this black and white picture shows children playing on the […]