Category: Blantyre Icons

Blantyre Bogeys Back!

With thanks to Bernadette Watt who shared these pictures. Her brother Brian Hughes built this Bogey for his delighted grandkids. It’s great to see a tradition like this coming back. This looks a particularly lovely bogey, built with care and love. Who all had a bogey in childhood then?! Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly […]

Welcome Sign Anomaly

The “Welcome to Blantyre” sign at the north western end of Glasgow Road was refurbished in April 2013 for the bi-centenary of David Livingstone’s birth. Unfortunately the designers made a mistake in the sign (although not many people notice it).   The picture of David Livingstone is meant to be superimposed on a map of Africa as seen in […]

David Livingstone bridge in Water

  When the day of the demolition of the David Livingstone Memorial Bridge arrived in May 1999, it was found after cutting the main supports that the contractors could not pull it fully down. The attempt was abandoned and the next day further acetylene burning tools arrived to weaken the bridge sufficiently into smaller sections […]