1967 Blantyre News


1967A new feature for the page. A little roundup of what was happening in a particular week in Blantyre. These will appear randomly time to time, picking different weeks, months and years. Hope you find this feature interesting.

The following news snippets are from the Friday, 20th January 1967.

Jailed after Bus Rumpus
“A man was put off a bus last Friday for being disorderly. John Waugh (51) of no fixed abode created a breach of the peace in Main Street, High Blantyre and appeared in Hamilton Sheriff Court, sentenced last Saturday to 30 days imprisonment.”

Motor Cyclist Hurt
“A motor cyclist collided with the side of car outside the Parkville Hotel, Glasgow Road on Tuesday night. Mr Stephen Haddow (21) of Easterhouse was taken to the Royal Infirmary but released later.”

Future of Blantyre
“Miss Steel led a discussion about the past, present and future of Blantyre at the local discussion group on Monday. Mr. Walker spoke of the past, Mr. Powell on the present and Mr Halliburton on the future. Mr Rankine was in the chair with Mr Prentice as evaluator.”

Retired Bus Mechanic Dies
“Mr John Young (66) of 113 Burnside Crescent, Blantyre died in hospital last Friday after a short illness. Mr Young, a foreman mechanic with the S.M.T bus company retired a year ago after nearly 40 years’ service. He leaves his wife and a family of four married sons and four married daughters. One of his sons Alistair, a regular soldier serving in British Honduras flew home on learning of his father’s illness but did not arrive until after his death. Another son Robert, a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy is at present stationed at Rosyth. The funeral was on Tuesday to Daldowie Crematorium.”

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

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