Death of Richard Tinto


Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 20.49.44On 31st August 1928, Richard Tinto (60), a brickbuilder, was  found dead in bed by his sister.

Mrs Bell, was the unfortunate person who found him. They both resided at 152 Glasgow Road, Blantyre. The previous night he had complained of a slight pain in his chest. Richard Tinto, who was a widower, was a nephew of Sir Robert McAlpine, the well-known building contractor.  Richard’s father, Mr William Tinto was the person whom, in the mid 1870’s along with Sir Robert (who owned the nearby brickworks), built a large stretch of property in Blantyre on Glasgow Road known as McAlpine’s Buildings.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016

Pictured on the 1910 map is McAlpines Building, near the corner of Alpine Street.

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