Walkinshaw Fatality – 1925



An accident, which happened on Monday 16th November 1925 at a Blantyre Colliery, owned by Wm. Baird and Sons, Ltd resulted in the death of David Walkinshaw of Hunthill Road and injuries to Alexander Lightbody of Halfway, Cambuslang.

Both men were engaged on repairing work when a sharp fall of stones completely buried them. Walkinshaw left behind a widow and children.

Do you know what became of the Walkinshaw family? Not a name I know in Blantyre now.

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

Jean Gibson I taught Walkinshaws in Udston Primary 40 years ago!

Moira Lees My mothers middle name was Walkinshaw
David Baillie The walkinshaw family are still in hamilton
Jack Bethel Paul, my grandmother was Robina Walkinshaw. She was born in 1889. She married William Bethel in 1912 at High Blantyre. I think her address on their marriage certificate was Hunthill Road but I don’t have it to hand just now. William and Robina lived in the building at Barnhill. The y had 7 children, 6 sons and 1 daughter.
The family moved to 2 Stonefield Crescent around 1935 and one son, David Walkinshaw Bethel lived there until he died in 2008. I know my grandmother had sisters and David Walkinshaw could have been her brother.

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