Category: Blantyre Oddities

The Tableaux

Earlier this week David Livingstone Birthplace posted about the beautiful tableaux, now renovated being fitted into the newly renovated museum. Pictured are the contractors carefully fitting the eight sculptures back into place. You may remember seeing them previously in the dark room? I realised i’ve not written much about this subject, so here’s some info […]

Blantyre’s First Petrol Station?

I think I may have uncovered evidence of Blantyre’s first petrol station. The Hamilton Advertiser commented on 30th May 1914 that a “Mr. Anderson, The Wheel, Blantyre had just erected a suitable place for the storing of petrol or shell spirit, the largest portion of which was placed below ground level.” Owing to restrictions imposed […]