Category: Blantyre Business

Far Travelled People

As 1978 rolled into 1979 with so much uncertainty about business in Blantyre, there was one company who still had a smile. Glen Travel (staff pictured) proudly announced their 1979 holiday bookings were doing very well, with some prices still held at 1978 rates. In particular flights to Canada and America were popular. Glen Travel’s […]

Auchinraith Trading Estate

I’ve written before about Auchinraith Trading Estate, but recently have been able to add some detail about its creation. By early December 1978, Hamilton District Council had acquired all the land and properties needed to form a new trading estate at the bottom of Auchinraith Road and Herbertson Street. By mid December 1978, demolition of […]

James Hastie & Co

Who remembers James Hasties? Located at the bottom of Stonefield Road, this advert dates from Winter 1978. What can you tell me about this business and does anybody know the year it stopped? Thanks to Marion Brownlie (via Alex Rochead) for this advert, taken from the former “Blantyre Advertiser”. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly […]

Blantyre Hibs Football Club

Blantyre Hibs Football Club was a former short-lived BlantyreFootball team at Low Blantyre. According to the Scottish Referee Magazine, Blantyre Hibs formed in 1898 to take part in the Lanarkshire Junior League. Known to exist in 1899. One Friday evening in March 1900, Blantyre Hibs Football Club held a concert in the Masonic Hall at Stonefield. Mr. Robert Thom presided […]

Greenhall Brickworks

A Greenhall Brick! To be more precise, this is a brick from J Wardrop Moore’s Greenhall Brickworks at High Blantyre, a former brickworks, once located just off Craigmuir Road. The brickworks is known to have existed from at least as early as 1862, as its known Blantyre Gas Works on Stonefield Road used these bricks […]