Burglary at the Stonefield Tavern


Stonefield Tavern on Left around 1910

Just over 107 years ago, John Davidson, miner, Coats Land, Blantyre and Daniel McGuire, miner, Dixon’s Row, Blantyre were charged at Hamilton Sheriff Court with attempting to break into the Stonefield Tavern, Glasgow Road, Blantyre on Tuesday morning of the 6th August 1907. Evidence showed that the masonry of the window sill had been smashed with a causey-set, a stanchion torn away and glass broken. The accused were disturbed and ran away without entering the premises. Sheriff Thomson sent each of the accused to prison for 60 days.

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