In the Glasgow Herald of 7th June, 1905, it was reported that a demonstration by miners was held at Castle Park. Blantyre. The story reported that on the previous night, a protest against the action of those responsible for the closing down of Bardykes Colliery had taken place. It was an event which had thrown […]
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Mr Tonner, a resident of Spittal raised a complaint in March 1910 directly to the Blantyre Parish Council. He stated that he had observed workmen on the road from Blantyre to Halfway engaged in coating the wooden fences at the side of the carriageway with a coating of tar. Standing in front of the Committee […]
In 1905, ‘Messrs Merry and Cunninghame, one of the largest mining firms in Scotland, were working a coal mine at Bardykes (Spittal) in Blantyre. Owing to some obstructions with met within their operations, they had lost some £3,000 within a very short period. Considerable sum worth around £400,000 today. The landowner, the Jacksons of Spittal […]
When the extended tram line opened from Priory Bridge into Cambuslang in 1907, the Priory Bridge and Spittal Bridges presented a problem, forcing initially a singular tram lane to be used. Something had to be done as two tramcars couldn’t pass by each other. So, widening of the bridges was requested by the Middle Ward […]
Further photos of Spittal, this time the old house in front of the farm buildings. Pictured here in 1978, the house faces out on to the road leading to Halfway. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: Robert Stewart Why Spittal House, surely the […]
These photos from 1978, show Spittal Farm just off the south side of the road leading to Halfway. Just over the Blantyre boundary, the farm is old, shown on 1747 maps, the name associated with a former hospital in the area. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or […]