Category: Blantyre Business

1980 Speedway Track

Blantyre Speedway is pictured here in 1980. Looking south across Glasgow Road the houses at Springwells are in the background. Today, much of what you see here would now be ‘Farmfoods’ and carpark. The scene may still look unfamiliar today, not just because the speedway is no longer there, but almost 40 years on, the […]

Moore Bricks

My friend Alex Rochead was walking in the Calder at New Year and found a couple of these bricks marked “Moore”. Wondering if they were from Wardrop Moore’s Greenhall brickie, Alex shared the pictures here. I was wondering if any brick experts could advise? I think that Wardrop Moore’s Craigmuir brickie stamped their bricks with […]

JR Reid New Era, 1980

Following the economic hardships of the 1970’s, it was certainly good to see a business flourish in 1980. J.R Reid Printers Ltd had recently moved from Glasgow Road to their new premises at Auchinraith Industrial Estate off Herbertson Street. They had moved only yards behind their former premises in the old Co-operative building on Glasgow […]

Greenhall Country Cafe

A brand new Cafe is coming soon to High Blantyre! The “Greenhall Country Cafe” is currently under construction, an exciting expansion for local business Greenhall Farm Produce. Located just off Hamilton Road, directly across from Greenhall Park, we think the location is fantastic. The spokesperson for Greenhall Farm Produce added, “All work being carried out is […]