Category: Blantyre Documents

Bomb Girls

“Bomb Girls” is a book which tells the intimate and unforgettable personal stories of a group of women whose hard work and quiet courage helped Britain win WW2. They are the unsung heroines of WW2, the wives, mothers and teenage girls who worked in munitions factories to make explosives, shells, bullets and bombs. One such […]

1879 Blantyre Adverts

These are all Blantyre adverts from 142 years ago. James Hazels the plumber, Robert Stewart the slater and plasterer, Robert Davidson sawmills at Auchinraith and David McNaughton had opened the Livingston Tavern. However, my favourite, if only for its excellent detail is JB Struthers who had just opened the hall at High Blantyre, the hall […]