Category: Blantyre Oddities

Jackson Ivory Cane

Jane Wright who lives in Melbourne, Australia has a rather fascinating Blantyre heirloom. An ivory walking stick, once owned by “J Jackson Esq, Barnhill, Blantyre.” Jane messaged me, “My Grandmother was named Janet Manson nee Jackson. Born in Scotland, she came to live in Australia, eventually moving into a nursing home at New Farm in […]

Rainbow at Shott

I took this photo on 19th September 2018 during a heavy rain-shower. Coming down the road from Greenhall, i noticed this spectacular double rainbow over Shott. This is an area going through remarkable transformation in 2018. New houses at Greenhall Village surround the walled garden of Shott House, which has again gone up for sale, […]