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Category: Blantyre News
With Fireworks night out the way, thoughts turn rapidly to remembrance events and services, the next landmark on the November calendar. Blantyre Old Parish Church have a beautiful display during the day and even more spectacular at night as you may have seen on other pages. This looks absolutely wonderful.
In the first week in January 1897, the Hamilton Herald had a few stories noting some local Blantyre events of the time. One major topic was the condition of Blantyre’s roads. This was generally a time before proper pavements and as other towns and villages upgraded, Blantyre folks wanted this done too. The paper writes, […]
This article remembers Blantyre man, William Young, who sadly lost his young life during WW2. William Stewart Young was born on 18th July 1919 in Calder Street Blantyre, he was the son of miner, Robert Young who was employed at local Dixon’s Collieries. It must have filled the family with hope having a child so […]
I hope you’re enjoying my stories of Blantyre in the 1890’s. Here’s another wee snippet. No more than 5 years had passed since its construction, when in 1897 it was noticed that there was already dry rot appearing in the new Infant School in Low Blantyre. At a monthly meeting of Blantyre School Board in […]
I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the Blantyre man, Jimmy Small and to Frazer McGown of Joseph Potts Funeral Directors and Smiths Funeral Directors in Blantyre and Bellshill. After seeing an article on our sister website, ‘Blantyre Project’ about the Dalbeth (St Peters) Cemetery Memorial for the Catholic miners who died in […]