Low Blantyre

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History of Low Blantyre

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1747
The 1747 Low Blantyre map – Roys Military Map x1
Woodhouse – Station Road x1
1810
Stonefield Farm (Hasties) – Pre WW1 detailed history x8 glasgow
1832
Clayhouse – Blantyre Village x1
1847
John Street – Railway Bridge carving x1
1853
Blantyre Railway Accident – Low Blantyre x1
1858
Cure – of 3 year cough x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1859

Gow’s Linn Waterfall, Parkburn – Small waterfall on the Parkburnx2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
James Wells Passion for Trees – Emigrated man plans millions of treesx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Early Glasgow Road – early history x1 glasgow
Wooden Office and Yard – near Tavern x1 glasgow
Coats Buildings – near the Tavern x1 glasgow
Coats Tenements – off Priory Street  x2 glasgow
1862
Nearly caused a rail crash – drunk on duty x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1868
Gray’s Buildings – later YMCA x8 glasgow
1869
Glasgow Road South – Villas (summary) x1 glasgow
1870
Expansion of Glasgow Road – development x1 glasgow
Origins of Logan Street – beginnings x1 glasgow
Origins of Craig Street – beginnings x1 glasgow
1874
Bloomfield Cottage – Low Blantyre x3 glasgow
1875

Opening of Low Blantyre Schools
– Two schools open on same dayx2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 glasgow
1876
Merry’s Rows, Blantyre – Murray’s Rows, a detailed history x6 glasgow
Priory Place & Priory Bar – Detailed history x5 glasgow
Broomknowe Cottage – Glasgow Road x3 glasgow This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1877
Turner’s Buildings (Central Buildings) – Detailed history x7 glasgow
1878
Electric Telegraph – in Blantyre x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Hendersons Buildings, Blantyre – a detailed historyx8 glasgow
Burleigh Church – our detailed history x3 glasgow
1879
Blantyre Lodge Livingstone 599 – Part 1 of 2 (see 1904 for Part 2) x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 glasgow
Sprott’s Buildings – a detailed history x5 glasgow
1884
The History of Blantyre Co-op – by Paul Veverka x3 glasgow
1887
Blantyre Riots – Baton used x1
1891
Co-op 2 storey buildings – original building x5 glasgow
1892
McVaney’s Land  – detailed history x3 glasgow
1898
Abbeygreen Hall – and consulting rooms incl Dr Fishers surgery x9 glasgow
1900
Boatland Crossing & Ferry Path  – Photos shared by Robert Stewart x2
Bizarre Schoolboy Craze – on Glasgow Road x1
School Board – Nominations x1
Grant’s Building– Brand new x1
1903
Stonefield Parish Church Steeple – Glasgow Road x1 glasgow
Annfield Terrace – a detailed history x4 glasgow
Blantyre Trams – by Paul Veverka x5 glasgow
1904
Blantyre Lodge Livingstone – Part 2 of 2 (see 1879 for Part 1)  x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Bothwell Castle – from Blantyre side of river x2
Glasgow Road – scene from 1904 x1
Glasgow Road -further scene from 1904 x1
Glasgow Road – more from 1904 x1
Glasgow Road – look into the past x1
Glasgow Road – further photos x1
Glasgow Road – more photos x1
Masonic Buildings – a detailed history x9 glasgow
1905
William Rae – The story of the Bloodless Surgeon x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Blantyre Police Force – Herbertson Street Photo by David Ritchie x1 glasgow
Glasgow Road – traditional scene x1
1906
Jackson Street – Eastern homes x1 glasgow
Jackson Street – Western homes x1 glasgow
1908
St Joseph’s Church – Glasgow Road x1
1910
School Photo Blantyre – Family photo Danskinsx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Andrew Gilmours – Glasgow Road incl Adverts x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Andrew Gilmours – More great photos of the shop x2
Origins & Evolution – of Church Street x1 glasgow This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Castle Vaults – brewers logo x2
Evolution – Glasgow Road x2
1911
Low Blantyre Station – nice postcard x1
1912
Thomas Baxter & Sons – at Church Street x4
Inscription – at garage at Church Street x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1913
The Blantyre Picture Theatre (Dookit) – The Dookit history x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1916
Soldiers at the Dookit – photos x1
1917
Blantyre Co-op Central Premises – history x7 glasgow
Opening Central Premises – Glasgow Road x1
1918
Concealing a deserter – Harts Land x1
1920
Savage Attack – on Conductress x1
1921
Inside Blantyre Picture House – photo x1
Day of Rioting – and pillaging x1
1922
St Josephs – Football Team x1
Taking fits – at Church Street x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Mrs Meighan’s – Rammy x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Selling off – gas equipment x1
Demolishing the Steeple – Stonefield Parish Church x1
Clark Street – children near Blantyre Vics x1
1923
David Lamond Coal Contractors  –  Hawthorn Place by John Maguirex2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Bare Knuckle Fight – at Netherfield Place x1
1924
Glad Eyes vrs Blue Tanks – Gangs of Blantyre x1
Annfield Terrace – August storm x1
Shop Cellar – raided on Glasgow Road x1
1925
Sworn enemies – McGuigans and Farrels x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Bus Drag Race – along Glasgow Road x1
Blantyre Flooded out – after storm x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1926
The Whisky Haul – break in x1
Co-op Rammy – Glasgow Road x1
Glasgow Road – fire x1
1927

Glasgow Road at John Street – Viewpoint from the junctionx2
Bus Drivers – rescue family x1
Horses – Rescued from fire x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Presentation -to Dr Curran x1
Sunday Excursion – by train x1
Central Garage (Harpers) – detailed history x3 glasgow
1928
Horses Wild Dash – at Glasgow Road x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Teacher killed – on Glasgow Road x1
Audacious Pub theft – Livingstonian x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1929
Compensation to Livingstone memorial -church monies x1
1930
Robertsons Ginger cart – Ginger deliveries in Blantyre x2
St John’s Wood and Episcopal Church – at Logan Street x1 glasgow
St Josephs School – Photo x1
1931
Dogs loyal vigil – on railway line x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Miners wife run over – by engine x1
1932
Tragedy befalls the Cliffords – at Station Rd x1
1934
Glasgow Road Dance – rammy x1This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Funeral Delay at Alpine Street – a story x1
1935
Building a Blantyre icon – Construction of pavements x1
Canadian Mine – Fatal Mishap x1
Celebrations – Quickly turn to tragedy x1
The Dookit and Jimmy “Brick” McCallum – narrative x1
Council Homes – on Glasgow Road x1
1936
4 year old Fatality – on Glasgow Road x1
Priory Street – Origins x2 glasgow
1938
Given to Wandering – Boy wanders out of town x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Slater Family – at Priory Street x1
1939
Fatality at Alpine Street – Gable end collapses killing man x1
Minister under the Influence – Blantyre minister caught drunkx1
Ancient Remains – at what is now Bellairs Place x1
1940
Bobby, a brave sailor from Blantyre – shared by Arlene Green x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Blantyre Accies football team – John Street picturex1
Carry on Kids Carry on Kids – Wartime spirit x1
Templetons Ltd – of Glasgow Road x1
1944
David Livingstone Memorial – choir x1
1946
John Street Gable Collapse – leaving families homeless x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
John Street Gable Collapse – further detail x1
1949
Didn’t recognise his brother – Elderly gent reunites with brotherx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1953
Blantyre Co-op Women’s guild– 50th Anniversary of the guild x1
Low Blantyre Post Office – bottom of Logan Street x3 glasgow
Priory Street – Coronation Party x1
1955
St Joseph’s Primary School – school photo x1
1957
Rowan Place – pensioners houses x2 glasgow
1960
Station Road Nicholson’s  – Popular shop in Low Blantyrex1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1961
Low Blantyre Railway Station – History of the Stationx1
Blantyre Girls Memories – shared by Marion Robertson x1 camera-film-icon x1
Low Blantyre Train Station – photo of older station x1
Low Blantyre – Station x1
Low Blantyre Station – photo x1
1962
Queens Visit to Station Road – Cine still at Broadway x1
Christies Burn – Stream running to Clyde x1
Station Road – cine film camera-film-icon x1
1963
Low Blantyre Goods shed – A brief history x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1967
Windows Smashed – Glasgow Road x1
Winnie Ewing – at Priory Street x2
Ghost Town – protest x1
Mechanised – Account passbooks x1
1968
Walter Batters – Ironmongers, Glasgow Road x1
Goods Shed – Burns down at Railway Station x1
1969
Blantyre Public Park– Family photos of Low Blantyre Park x13
Glasgow Road – looking west x1
1970
Nostalgic scene – Glasgow Road x1
1972
St Josephs Primary School – Nativity Scene x1
Glasgow Road – John Reid’s Photos x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1973
Acquiring 19 Church Street – Thomas Baxter x1
1975
St Josephs Primary – Staff photo x1
1977
St Josephs SVDP – volunteer group x1
Glasgow Road – end of an era x1
Glasgow Road – looking east x1
Glasgow Road Tenements – at Joanna Terrace x4
Bethany Hall – Glasgow Road x1
Templetons – supermarket x2
Victoria Wine – Glasgow Road x1
Maddens – shop x1
Biggins Dentist – Glasgow Rd x1
Lightbody’s – Glasgow Road x1
Joanna Terrace – off Glasgow Road x1
Blantyre Co-op – photos x2
1978
St Josephs Primary School – sent in by Josie Caserta x1
Railway Line – right of way x2
Glasgow Road – The Sports Centre planned x1
Dr Maurice Miller – Doctor’s orders and warning x1
Glen Travel – photo x1
Body Blow – for Glasgow Rd Redevelopment x1
Enquiry – avoided at the last minute x1
Last Objectors – withdraw x1
Blitz on Rats – Demolition & Clearance x1 glasgow
Shabby – Glasgow Road x1 glasgow
Speedway – photo x1
Miners Welfare – gala day out x1
Community Centre – not meant to be x1
Elm Street – Playpark x2 glasgow
JR Reid & Glen Travel – Glasgow Road x3
Gala – Apathy creeps in x1
Priory Bar – Late 1978 derelict x1
Fallon’s Bar – Glasgow Road x1
Buildings Served Notice – closure dates x1
1979
Priory Bar – Demolition x1
Community Council – engage youth x1
Council – collects pro Asda signatures x1
Nazarene – problems with building x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Yellow Lines – Bombardment x1
The Blantyre Project – 1979 style x1
Beautifying Blantyre – Glasgow Road x1
David Straiton – at Masonic x1
St Andrews Church  – fire x1
Glen Travel – visit to America x1
Building Clydeview Shopping Centre – Glasgow Road x1
Building Clydeview – Glasgow Rd and Victoria St x1
1980
Clydeview Shopping Centre – Glasgow Road x1 glasgow
Clydeview Shopping Centre – East x3 glasgow
The last demolished tenement – Glasgow Road x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – West x8 glasgow
Post Office – Glasgow Road photo x1
Wheels – move premises x1
Blantyre Community Centre – gala float x1
Asda – jobs search x1
Elizabeth Scott Centre – Firemen Visits x1
Wooddean Donation – rock x1
Blantyre Gala Day – crowd photos x2
Glasgow Road Market Site – Photo x1
Shopkeepers given notice – Eviction x1
Visiting Santa – photo x1
Glasgow Road looking west – dereliction x1
Glasgow Road – church and shops x1
Glasgow Road – looking east x1
Glasgow Road – wasteland x1
1981
Glasgow Road – gala day x1
Gala Day – Floats x1
Blantyre Boating Pond – photo x1
Construction of the Sports Centre – Glasgow Rd x1
Glasgow Road – looking west x1
Glasgow Road – from John St looking east x1
Glasgow Road – more scenes near John St x2
Clydeview Shopping Centre – looking west x1
Co-Op Central Premises – demolition x1
Demolition of Avon Buildings – Glasgow Rd x2
Glasgow Road – wasteland x2
Travellers Site – Glasgow Road x1
1982
St Andrews Parish Church – history x2 glasgow
Landscaping – Clydeview Shopping Centre & Sports Centre x1
Glasgow Road – photo looking east x1 glasgow
ASDA – Success turns sour x1
Sports Centre – John St x2
Clydeview Shopping Centre – photos x2
Asda – carpark x2
Landscaping the Park – finishing sports centre x1
Glasgow Road – Sports centre built x1
1983
Asda – Carpark x2
1984
Blantyre Harp AFC – Football team at Parkville x1
Devlin Grove – History of Residents Care home x2
Clydeview Shopping Centre – at Glasgow Rd x1
Glasgow Road – New buildings x2
Devlin Grove – on Glasgow Road x1
1985
Blantyre Nursery Centre – burned down at St Josephs x1
Outside the Post Office – Glasgow Road x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – photo x1
ASDA Entrance – Clydeview Shopping Centre x2
Nazarene Church – Low Blantyre x1
1986
Big Daddy – visits Sports Centre x1
Gibbs of Galson – Clydeview Shopping Centre x1 glasgow
1988
Glasgow Road – 599 club and changes x2
Clydeview Shopping Centre – shops x2
1989
Glasgow Road – Low Blantyre x1
Caspers – Junction of Victoria Street x1
Glasgow Road – various photos x4
1990
Glasgow Road Paintings – and Part 2 by Harry Rankine x5 glasgow
1993
Blantyre Library Key – donated back from E Daly x2
1994
St Joseph’s School Reunion – photos x5
1996
Victoria House Care Home – brief history x1 glasgow
1997
Demolition – of Post Office x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
2000
Blantyre Sports Centre -photo  x1
Glasgow Road – photox1
Glasgow Road – north photo x1
Glasgow Road – further photo x1
Community Centre – Glasgow Road x1
2001
Glasgow Road – Public Toilets x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – low blantyre x1
2002
The Police Station – by Robert Stewart x1
2011
Sign of the Times – strange sign on Glasgow Road x1
2012
Low Blantyre Promotional Video – Beautiful Blantyre camera-film-icon
2014
Blantyres Christmas Tree – Low Blantyre Public Park x1
2015
Blantyre Station – Carparking doubles in size x1
Forgotten Clyde Bride – part 2 x2
April Visit – to the Clyde x4
2016
Greendales to Clydesdale – the Co-emporium x7
Blantyre Police Station – at risk x1
Tree is up and ready – waiting to be switched on
2017
Clydeview Shopping Centre – proposed partial demolition
Clydeview Shopping Centre – development update
The Country Shop – Glasgow Road north x5
Asda Blantyre – The Multi Million Pound Facelift x3
St Josephs Primary – photos x2
2018
Clydeview Shopping Centre – Pre Demolition work x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – Betfred update x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – Marie Curie Update x1
Care Hub plans – announced for former St Josephs School x1
Sunrise – at Terminal One x1
Tree down – at Terminal One camera-film-icon x1
Frosty Joe’s – Ice cream parlour x1
Greggs – Relocation to west side of Clydeview x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – East – end of an era x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Demolition commences – Clydeview Shopping centre camera-film-icon x1
Demolition Clydeview Shopping Centre – day 2 – 20th July camera-film-icon x1
St Josephs – School Brick x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre Demolition – update x1
Clydeview Shopping Centre – Demolished! x6
Clydeview Shopping Centre – plans x1
Glasgow Road – redevelopment x1
Asda – retail units uturn or delay? x4
Asda – their response to retail units Oct 2018 x3

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  1. you can add this little bit of information if appropriate……

    William McCauley Brown was my great uncle….

    Glasgow Herald 6 April 1900
    Blantyre – Colliery Accident – William Brown (39), residing at 3 Craighead Rows, was injured on Wednesday in the ell coal seam of No 2 Pit, Craighead Colliery. While employed as a miner, he was knocked down by a fall of coal. After being attended at his own home by Dr Macpherson, who found him suffering from internal injuries, he was removed to the infirmary in the ambulance waggon.

    1. thanks Sharon. I have added this to the Archives.

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