An incredible old book has just come into our possession (well we bought it, rather inexpensively from an online bookshop in Perth). “The Annals of Blantyre 1883” is an account of Blantyre life in the 1880s and refers back to recorded history of Blantyre. The book was written by the Rev Stewart Wright, a minister in the Parish at the time. Rev Wright was also a Senior Chaplain on HM SS Madras.
The book is sorted into headings including “Ecclesiastical, Civil History, Eminent Men, Natural History and Miscellaneous”. The account is well written and detailed and lends itself perfectly as some supportive narrative to our website “The Blantyre Project”.