It may come as a surprise that the name Carrigans was just as well known in 1920’s Blantyre as it is today. However, for different reasons.
On Saturday 27th June 1927, a well-known figure in the commercial life of Blantyre, Mr Thomas Carrigan, retired from the position of manager of Stonefield Independent Co-Operative Society, Blantyre, after an incredible thirty-three years’ service.
A shrewd business man, Mr Carrigan successfully piloted the society through many, periods of trade depression during his managership and was well remembered for many years after.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016