Category: Blantyre Documents

WW1 Cookbook

George Park recently shared these photos. He recently found this cook-book, published by Lanarkshire Education Department sometime after WW1. (reference to war time haggis). The book runs to 22 pages, has been scanned at 400dpi, and total file size is 92 meg. George’s mum was a sensational cook, and catered for RAF aircrew during WW2. Needless […]

Caldergrove vrs Bardykes

On the 4th July 1872, a dispute arrived in court between the Blantyre estate of Bardykes and the opposing estate over the River Calder, of Caldergrove. The dispute centred around the river itself which formed the boundary between Blantyre and Cambuslang Parishes and clearly the matter couldn’t be resolved by neighbourly discussion. Safe to say […]

Coming in 2020

A little update with some exciting things planned here in 2020. As some close friends will know, I chose to take voluntary redundancy in early December 2019 having pursued and secured a brilliant, but demanding new job. (I always chase the largest construction projects in Scotland, and this one starts shortly. I can’t wait!) Separating […]