Category: Blantyre Oddities

Spartan the Alsatian , 1967

Spartan was a clever Alsatian dog who finds himself written into Blantyre’s history here. ‘Spartan’ belonged to Mr Robert Frame of Hillview Drive, Blantyre and in 1967, the dog died aged 16 and a half. For many, many years before, Spartan and Robert delighted Lanarkshire audiences with brilliant displays of road safety. The dog was […]

Another Croftfoot Cane

Remember the beautiful walking cane I posted about recently? Well another has turned up! From the same family.     Jan Jackson sent me these photos saying, “Here’s another walking stick to add to your collection! This one probably spent a lot of time resting in your hallway in previous years. Also included is the […]

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 […]