Category: Blantyre Buildings

History of Springfield House

Springfield House was a former detached home once located at the junction of Broompark Road and Springfield Crescent. It should not be confused with Springfield Cottage, an existing old house on Glasgow Road, Blantyre. Springfield House did however start off being called a ‘cottage at Springfield’. Situated at 78m above sea level, the area of Springfield, just off Broompark was […]

Blantyre Picture Theatre

Blantyre Picture Theatre or Blantyre Picture House was often nicknamed as the Dookit. The original name when it opened in 1913 was “Blantyre Picture and Variety Theatre.” It was later renamed as Blantyre Picture House. It was a former cinema on Glasgow Road. Not to be confused with the earlier Blantyre Electric Picture House (Fleapit) at the corner of Forrest Street. […]