1950 Co-op Gala Day

Blantyre Summer Gala Day 1950. Hosted by the Co-op. Pictured third from the left is Marie Pollock (nee Cornfield). Marie’s daughter Margo shared this photo. A little perfect snapshot in time from almost 70 years ago! Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: John Cornfield […]

Blantyre High Teachers, 1980s

A full compliment of Blantyre High School Teachers and office staff. Taken in the mid 1980s, 77 people are photographed. Who do you recognise? Whats your memories of all these teachers? This fantastic photo was shared by Simon Downie. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors […]

Albino Twins

Margo Wicks (nee Pollock) recently shared a little bit of interesting medical history relating to her birth, which is permitted to be posted here. Margo and her identical twin were born in Bellshill Maternity Hospital on 1st April 1960. Margo Pollock weighed 8lbs 11oz and her twin sister Mari Pollock weighed in at 7lbs 13oz. Being […]

1847 Bothwell Bridge

This is of course Bothwell Bridge. Photographed from the Bothwell side looking across to the opposing riverbank which would in time become the lido park, later the expressway. An engraving by Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, the bridge had been remodelled only a couple of decades earlier, widening it, making it more level and removing a large […]