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, […]
Category: Blantyre Oddities
Imagine been given and owning this particular pass! It’s an admission of entry to the funeral of Dr David Livingstone, our town’s famous explorer. To sit in the church and listen to the accomplishments and obituary of this famous man, must have moved any visitor. With thanks to Alex Rochead for sharing.
In May 1967, Utility company ‘South of Scotland Electricity Board’ requested permission to erect a line of pylons through the outskirts of High Blantyre and over the Greenhall Estate into the Calder. The suggestion caused a lot of discussion amongst the 8th District Council as it was felt this was a high amenity area […]
I’d never seen this amazing photo before until September 2018. Pictured is the Blantyre Ambulance in May 1915. Several postcards exist showing the ambulance at Calderglen and Caldergrove, but this photo was the first I’d seen it at Milheugh House, the former house beside the Calder Falls. The ambulance was bought by funds raised […]
Genuinely asking. I don’t know the answers. Can you help…… 1. What year did the former 2 storey stone TENEMENT immediately next to David Livingstone Memorial Church get demolished? It opened out on to Glasgow Road, where now the modern flats are. 2. Who owned the land prior to 1971 that the PRIORY BRIDGE Housing […]
In 2015, two brand new wind turbines were erected at Calderside. As pictured here by Alex Rochead, it was noticed that by Summer 2018, both turbines had been removed. I was told by others that for an unknown reason, the turbines had failed to connect to the grid and being redundant, they were removed. The […]
A watch was amongst 39 relics of David Livingstone loaned to the David Livingstone Memorial Centre on Friday 17th March 1967. Dr Hubert F Wilson, the missionary’s grandson (pictured left) os seen here handing the watch to Robert C Mackie, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Livingstone Trust. The relics were previously […]