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Holmes of Hall Street

On 3rd February 2015, Thomas Hamilton-Hailes contacted me saying, “I noticed over the few short months where I’ve followed; with great enjoyment, your digging and delving into Blantyre’s past with unbounded enthusiasm and it has become clear that, if nothing else, you enjoy a challenge so here’s one from me … We’re going back to […]

How to Annoy the Neighbours

During January 1934, a neighbours dispute in High Blantyre escalated to ridiculous proportions. Mr Alexander Gillespie of 3 Welsh Drive, Blantyre ended up in court, accused of harassing his neighbour, also called Gillespie, using the most ingenious and incredible method. For whatever reason, the two men had grudges against the other. They decided to take […]