Category: Blantyre Documents

Trilene Tablets

Whilst researching the year 1898, I noticed this advert in a local newspaper. It’s for ‘Trilene Tablets’ which promised to “cure fat people”. Now whilst a “cure for stoutness” is sceptical at best, it did show that remedies to assist weight loss were being pursued even 125 years ago. However, it wasn’t the outdated terminology […]

Lanarkshire Directory, A McPherson, 1862

This is an extract from Lanarkshire Directory from 1862. Written by A McPherson that year, there is a brief description of Blantyre and a list of prominent business contacts. Still a smallish population that decade, this was the “Who’s Who” of notable people in Blantyre that year. Blantyre is becoming a favourite place of residence […]