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 […]
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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 […]
This photo was issued as a press release during the late 1920’s to show the danger of the bad bend at Spittal, prior to the road re-alignment work. The road leaving Blantyre crosses over the Priory Bridge where the vehicle is, an area now situated in the middle of woodland. The road in the foreground […]
Road Re-alignment In January 1927, plans were announced to upgrade the road between Cambuslang and Priory Bridge at a sum of £80,000. Further improvements were budgeted to bypass the Priory Bridge at a cost of £32,000 and to eventually remove the redundant tram standards. By May 1928, there had been complaints that the road […]
Two women and a boy were tragically killed on Thursday 20th April 1967 when their car collided with a heavy lorry at Spittal. We remember the people killed in this accident by this post. The car had been heading towards Glasgow and shortly before noon it came off the road, killing all three people instantly. […]
Today’s excellent colourised photo is this previously unseen picture of Crossbasket. Nicely colourised by ‘Scotland Colourised’ this is of course the waterfall on the River Calder in front of Crossbasket House, now rebranded as Crossbasket Castle. The falls are nicknamed the 4 Angels on account of the 4 noticeable cascades. This photo is more than […]
In April 1925, Blantyre saw enormous flooding (as did much of Scotland). It caused SO many problems for businesses and individuals alike. In the area surrounding Blantyre, acres of fields were under water damaging new crops. On the tramway track, the flooding was most serious at Whistleberry Bridge near Springwell and at the other end […]