Category: Blantyre Buildings

Cochrane Chapel Detail

Seen here for the first time online, an exclusive close up look at some of the detail on the former Cochrane Chapel building. These photos are from between 110-120 years ago, whilst the chapel sat in isolation in the Calderglen fields, long before any homes or woodland. Beautifully carved stone lintols, with decorated figureheads are […]

Caldwell Halls Demolition

The former Caldwell Halls on Glasgow Road had several other names. Officially, the Caldwell Institute, it was also the Stonefield Parish Church Hall and had the nickname, the Coffin Halls. I recently tracked down more firm information as to when they were demolished and found it was in early June, 1967. The unusual building, situated […]

Former Caspers Nightclub

Hard to believe that this large building at the corner of Clydeview Shopping Centre at Victoria Street junction sat for over 12 years unoccupied and derelict. The former Caspers Nightclub sign facing out all that Glasgow Road traffic. That’s a sign I wish I’d tried to salvage. When writing my book, “Glasgow Road South: The […]

2001 Blantyre Health Centre

Pictured in its final years in 2001 is Blantyre Health Centre. The Health Institute building on Blantyre’s Victoria Street was a vital building to the welfare of Blantyre people. Opened on 12th October 1928, it was initially a children’s clinic with a grand title of “The Public Health Institute and Children’s Welfare Centre”. Later however, […]