Tag: allotments

1941 Nickodemus Kakta

  Anthony Smith has kindly shared this photo of his grandfather, Nickodemus Kakta. It was taken in May 1941 on the family’s allotment at the bottom row of Bairds Raws, Low Blantyre. The corrugated sheeting was the fence around Blantyre Celtic football ground,near the stand. While numbers of allotments fell in the 1920s and 1930s, following an increase […]

Stonefield Allotments

I was interested to see “Allotments” noted at the side of Stonefield Road on the 1936 map. The plots were located in two large fields behind Dixons’s Rows, the miners homes. Hemmed in by the Gasworks on Stonefield Road (on the later Letham’s Garage site). The worked gardens were not shown on earlier maps and […]