Category: Blantyre Oddities

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, […]

1915 Blantyre Ambulance

  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 […]

Quick Questions

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 […]

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