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Blantyre Project is by far the largest publisher of books about Blantyre’s Local History, something we’re immensely proud of. 

Our EIGHT exciting, detailed local history Books are NOW available to buy online!  They currently represent definitive history books about Blantyre by aiming for accuracy. Blantyre Project led the way by including the social history comments of thousands of people, who lived that history, something not easily possible until recently with the arrival of social media. Crammed with quality, fact, accuracy and in fantastic resolution.  With THOUSANDS of copies sold to 13 different countries around the world, ALL profits go entirely to local Community causes.

About the Book: A fantastic collection of local Blantyre history stories, news, old photos and tales, researched in fine detail and produced in a format for a right good old read. This is Blantyre Project's first book.

Volume 1

Name: Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 1
Author
: Paul D Veverka
Launched
: 24 October 2013
Pages
: 170 (9.5″x 6.5″)
Photos
: 91
Words
: 58,000
Price: £11.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book:
A fantastic collection of local Blantyre history stories, news, old photos and tales, researched in fine detail and produced in a format for a right good old read. This is Blantyre Project’s first book.
Click toBuy Volume 1 from within the UK or Buy Volume 1 International (outwith UK)

NEW!! Volume 2

Volume 2

Name: Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 2
Author
: Paul D Veverka
Launched
: 26 November 2014
Pages
: 232 (9.5″x 6.5″)
Photos
: 131
Words
: 91,000
Price: £11.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book:
Another, larger, more detailed amazing collection of local Blantyre history stories, news, old photos and tales, researched in incredible detail and aimed at everybody interested in Blantyre. This second book is larger, thicker and very exciting!
Click toBuy Volume 2 from within the UK or Buy Volume 2 International (outwith UK)

Volume 3

Volume 3

NameBlantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3
Author
: Paul D Veverka
Launched
: 26th November 2015
Pages
: 243 (9.5″x 6.5″)
Photos
: 163
Words
: 97,000
Price: £11.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book: 
The largest, most detailed amazing collection of local Blantyre history stories, news, old photos and tales, researched in incredible detail and aimed at everybody interested in Blantyre. This third book is larger, thicker and very exciting!
Click to : Buy NEW Volume 3 from within the UK or Buy NEW Volume 3 International (outwith UK)

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Name: The History of Crossbasket, featuring “Tales of Crossbasket”
Author
: Paul D Veverka
Launched
: 01 May 2015
Pages
: 245 (8.5″x 5.5″)
Photos
: 104
Words
: 62,300
Price: £9.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book:
A definitive history of Crossbasket Castle and Estate, including its previous owners, all its extensions and renovations and interesting history. From Medieval times to the current renovation, this book celebrates the fascinating heritage of the Castle situated just off Stoneymeadow Road.
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Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 11.45.10NameBlantyre Statistical Accounts
Author
: Paul D Veverka
Launched
: 31 Dec 2015
Pages
: 57 (7.8″x 5.1″)
Photos
: 10
Words
: 12,648
Price: £4.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book: 
Three descriptions of Blantyre written by the Parish Ministers in 1791, 1835 and 1952 providing an excellent rural and industrial snapshot of life in Blantyre in those three centuries. With added content, corrections and illustrations by Paul Veverka.
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screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-17-58-17NEW! NameThe Annals of Blantyre
Author
: Rev Stewart Wright, Published by Paul Veverka
Launched
: 17 Feb 2017
Pages
: 128 (8.5″x 5.5″)
Photos
: 6
Words
: 38,720
Price: £5.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book:
The ‘Annals of Blantyre’ was first published in 1885 but fell out of publication in the early 20th Century. Written by 19th Century Blantyre minister Rev Stewart Wright, about the history of Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, the book had a specific interest, primarily to the people of Blantyre and has been enjoyed by several generations. Explore life in Blantyre, Scotland in the 18th and 19th Centuries as written at that time.  With added content by transcription author, Paul Veverka.
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Blantyre Images Cover 1NameBlantyre Images – Volume 1
Author
: Published by Paul Veverka
Launched
: 11 June 2017
Pages: 139 (21 x 0.8 x 15.2 size)
Photos
: 60
Words
: 18,000
Price: £8.99 (FREE delivery!)
About the Book:
This incredible book sets out to give the reader a wonderful pictorial experience of the mining town of Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, throughout the previous 140 years or so. Each of 60 amazing full page illustrations uniquely in high resolution is supported by relevant factual historical notes relating to the images. However, focus is primarily on the photos with a comprehensive, detailed history of Blantyre covered already in several other Blantyre Project books available separately.
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Glasgow Road South - The Real StoryNEW!! NameGlasgow Road South – The Real Story
Author
: Published by Paul Veverka
Launched
: 9th April 2018
Pages: 637 (6.21″ x 9.21″ x 1.8″ thick)
Photos
: 437
Words
: 187,300
Price: £14.95
About the Book:
An epic, massive book telling the definitive story of all of the buildings, history, businesses, people tales, ownership, shops and homes on the south side of Glasgow Road from Springwell to Priory Bridge. With incredible detail and accuracy, often correcting assumptions by others, this book has been lovingly written with motivation, passion and commitment to ensure Glasgow Roads story is told in the manner it deserves. The writer’s favourite of all published to date.
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Other Books – Currently in Development

Further Books are currently in Development with open book drafts worked on every evening! Guaranteed to come in 2018 and 2019:

1. “Blantyre Explained” – the definitive book about Blantyre containing a MILLION words and everything Blantyre Project has ever written in A-Z format. A book 6 times the size of the next nearest largest Blantyre book in terms of words. An epic, 800 page reference book which will be my lasting legacy to Blantyre and most likely be continually revised, updated and split into a full volume of encycloepdias thoughout my life.
2. “Blantyre Glasgow Road North – The Real Story” – over 600 pages with as many illustrations telling the definitive story of all of the buildings, history, people tales, ownership, shops and homes on the North side of Glasgow Road from Springwell to Priory Bridge. A sequel to the book of the south side of the road, published in 2018.
3. “Blantyre: Through the Flames” – the story of Blantyre’s shockingly devastating Fires through every century, which left so many people homeless, injured or cost them lives.
4. “High Blantyre Main Street” – a massive illustrated book telling the history of construction, ownership of every building on Main Street from Shott to Auchinraith Roundabout. This is my home patch and just wait until you see the history detail!
5. “The Squirrel’s Tale” – a self autobiography of life growing up in the 1970s and 1980’s in Blantyre. My own story, warts ‘n all.
6. “Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time 4” – a continuation of the established, popular series. The largest volume in the series to date and highly anticipated 2018 Christmas present for many.

AND, also as a Reference Book at Blantyre Library

IMG_1803>>You may also be interested to know that “The Blantyre Project Social Media Book” is now available in Blantyre Reference Library. It cannot be purchased, but at 438 pages, it forms the largest collection of historical Blantyre information ever put into print and features input from over 1,000 people with Blantyre connections. A hardback reference book for future generations!

and for you!

2 responses to “Shop

  1. What a fascinating archive. Greatly enjoyed this. E McKinney former head teacher High Blantyre Primary

    • Thank you. By a factor of tenfold by comparison to anywhere else online, this is now the largest Archive of history in Blantyre.

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