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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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. […]
This week’s quick questions. Not a quiz, I genuinely don’t know the answers and looking for YOUR help. Q1. Who are the current OWNERS of the West End Bar? (McCormacks?, spelling?). I have the year they took over as being 2008. Q2. What year did CALLAGHAN WYND housing estate get built across from the Westend? […]
The last week in January 1967, was a particularly bad one for vehicle accidents in Blantyre. Perhaps owing to icy conditions that Winter, a spate of accidents took place, forcing authorities to consider if there was a common issue. A man was killed and another 5 men and a 3 year old girl injured on […]
From the illustrated social history book… “Blantyre – Glasgow Road, The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016 – 2018. Origins of Bardykes Bardykes Road is a main road artery connecting Kirkton in High Blantyre, through Barnhill to the West End near Bardykes. It is today, a busy road bordered on the west by […]
Pictured here in Winter 1980, is Dixon’s Explosives Magazine (store). This is where Dixon’s Colliery owners kept their gunpowder and explosives. I’ve posted previously about it, but recently, the 1895 valuation roll, caused a rethink about this building. In the census it is shown as owned by “FC Dickson & Co” which set me thinking, […]