Category: Blantyre People

Miss Advertiser, 1980

TSpringtime 1980 saw the Hamilton Advertiser run a Lanarkshire wide beauty competition. Blantyre proudly had five girls taking part. Elizabeth Elliatt stated that her hobby was making people happy. She was nominated by her sister Winifred who vouched for Elizabeth’s happy go lucky nature. At the time Elizabeth worked as a waitress in a Hamilton […]

Pettigrews at Malcolmwood

The Pettigrews of Malcolmwood Farm , Blantyre are photographed below. This family once owned not only Malcolmwood Farm farming the land around it, but also owned the former house/mill at Dyseholm and properties at Barnhill, including around 1875, the Barnhill Tavern. There’s no date on his photo, but from fashions, perhaps this is the 1930s […]

Thomas Stewart Brown

Lori McCulloch messaged, “Thomas Stewart Brown 1878-1941 High Blantyre Cemetery; Grave Number: 245675. Married to Eliza Aitchison m. 1898. Lived at 71 Merry’s Rows and 116 Calder Street. My great grandfather. Any info much appreciated.” I managed to find out a little more. Thomas Stewart Brown was born on 28th November 1878 at Stonefield, Blantyre. […]