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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]