Masonic Hall / Elm St Flats

Masonic Hall / Elm Court Flats

   When the Masonic Buildings further west along Glasgow Road were demolished in the late 1970’s, the lodge built a new brick building at the bottom of Elm Street, where Sprott’s / Kidd’s Building had been.

Their time as the 599 Club there was short lived before moving out in 1988 to the lodge in High Blantyre. It then became Cobblers Pub until a murder occurred in 1992. In 1993 the brick building was sold off as modern flats.

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

Masonic Flats

Masonic Hall , now flats on Glasgow Road pictured in 2016

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,:

William Mullen the 5 fit 9 club
Thomas Barrett Never went in a was only 5 fit 8 😃
Nicky Springett 599 club x
Gordon Gemmell Was Cobblers restaurant in between times
Rab Straiton My Mum was a cleaner in Cobblers. There was a murder in the place around the same time.
Blantyre Project the infamous carpet in the sewer murder. I
Alisa Tonner I remember that well
Blantyre Project October 9th, 1992,….then body found in January 1993.
John Cornfield This was turned into a pub when the masons sold it in the eighties Cobblers being the name it is the site of the infamous body in the sewer murder the guy was shot in the lounge and dragged into the kitchen
John Cornfield And the party went on till closing time he was then taken to a flat in Elm Street be headed limbs removed and body stuffed into main sewer in John street going To Bothwell Bank sewage’s works a cunning plan
Lesley Hartley I remember buying number 9 round the back with my friend when they were first turned into flats and she wanted it blessed before we moved in 🙄😂😂 didn’t you Kathleen x
Kathleen Hutton Lol..yes I did..😂
It was a good wee flat, never felt uncomfortable in it..😱 x
Lesley Hartley Party central Kathleen 💃🏼🕺🏼
Ian Paterson My dad worked in it my mum did the lunches with Jean McCall
Blantyre Project can anybody remember the year(s) Cobblers traded there?
Joan Adams A had my wedding reception in the 599 club in 1983.
Lesley Hartley Matthew and Gail when did you guys have your reception in there x
Matthew Larkin 30 yrs ago Lesley x
John Cornfield Right after the Freemasons about 88/89 when they started cobblers
Thea Borland Mcnamee Club there was 599 club..where a gruesome murder took place..when converted to flats my brother dougie bought the upstairs flat at the back of the building..his was the only one accessed from the stairs at back
Lesley Hartley Dougie was my best neighbour EVER he lived up the stairs from me, best times 🤣
Thea Borland Mcnamee Flat used to creep me iut because a knew what happened in the building an a hated his toilet wi no
Gail Larkin Hi Lesley that would have been 1987xx
Lindsay McDade My dad ran the 599 club. I used to sell pies and rolls and sausage from the kitchen on the Friday night games night when I was 16
Nicola Halliday And did mum not work the bar sometimes….i remember going in when i was wee
Lindsay McDade yes. She worked there too. So did Gari and may I’m sure.
Gari Mcdade We did….regularly
Did a good Guinness and a good pint if light
Lindsay McDade there was a saying. You don’t have to be a mcdade to work here but it helps

Robert McLeod-Wolohan i am a member of 599 masonic lodge, and used to go to my meetings there as well as help out behing the bar lol
John Latimer My wee cousin’s 1st birthday party was in there. That would’ve been about 1992 I reckon.
Eleanor Clark well it bacame a Masonic Lodge in 1982 but I do not remember when 599 sold it maybe if you contacted the Secretary of the Lodge he could help you Lindsay McDade 283126.
Alastair Gillespie 1989 it was still a lodge building

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