Category: Blantyre Crime

Theft of Oats by known Trio

  On Friday 19th December 1862, a week before Christmas, police constable Andrew Cooper was going about his rounds on Burnbank Road when he saw three well known characters of the same family. John Cook (the father), Sarah Cook (the wife) and also Sarah Cook (daughter) were in the dark street carrying something bulky, struggling […]

Illegal Footie at Hunthill

  On Saturday 14th August 1922, three young Blantyre lads, John King, John Hay, and William Wallace decided to have a game of football. Nothing strange there at the end of school summer holidays. However, it was their footie venue that caused a problem! The boys who lived locally, went to Mr Thomas Watson’s field adjoining […]

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