Category: Blantyre News

1988 Clydeview Shopping Centre

I don’t often post things so “modern”, but this photo of 1988 was worth sharing. If only to see former businesses like Capital, Lightbody’s , Coyles Opticians, Botterils and the Mehran Restaurant. Only Glen Travel stood the test of time here. Even in the 80′ though, boarded up shops could still be seen. Who remembers […]

Asda & Blantyre History

I was thrilled to provide wording and photos for TWO new massive shiny display boards in Blantyre ASDA. As ASDA look to engage with community and celebrate Blantyre’s heritage, these two wall panels were put up in the store this week, on permanent display to shoppers, just behind the tills. The first features Blantyre Mining […]

Save the Herald Clock

In 1941, a beautiful, large sandstone clock was donated by Mrs Janet Herald to the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre. Now 78 years later, the clock is abandoned inside Shuttle Row and has sadly fallen into considerable disrepair. Indeed, unfortunately, and, with lots of deliberation, the decision was taken by the David Livingstone Trust that the clock needs to […]