Category: Blantyre Icons

End of the Oval Pool

How iconic this photo is. From 2000, it’s the end of the blue Oval pool not far from the Station Road entrance to Stonefield Public Park. Some happy memories in warm summers playing in that water as a child. Now all gone. What’s your memories of this pool and fountain? Photo: Veverka collection Featuring Blantyre Project […]

Familiar Sight Returns

By Blantyre Telegraph…. A welcome familiar sight has returned to Auchentibber, High Blantyre! Rebuilding work has progressed at speed at the Auchentibber War Memorial and once again, the memorial stands tall and proud, completely rebuilt from the base up. We visited the site today and were astonished at the progress this last week. Council workers […]

Conifers Cut Back

  Conifers Cut back The community owes a huge thank you to Clr Maureen Chalmers (SNP) for being instrumental in getting South Lanarkshire Council to clear back the tall conifers around the Dixon’s Memorial Obelisk, at High Blantyre Cemetery. Decades of growth had obscured the monument and despite concerns from residents over the years, nothing […]

Auchentibber War Memorial

Now Demolished Anybody passing through High Blantyre today may be shocked to see the Auchentibber War Memorial now completely demolished! However, of course there’s a good reason. It’s currently being renovated and rebuilt, and as this picture shows, demolition work is complete. A new base is now being prepared today, Thursday 20th September 2018. Throughout […]