Tag: alpine street

Gilmour – Little Ancestry

In December 2016, Lynsey Milne contacted me saying, “My grans name is Margaret Little born 1918 to Andrew Gilmour and Mary Ann ( maiden name Murphy) she has 7 brothers and 2 sisters. I dont know if any of her siblings are still alive but i have some names if thats any help? I really […]

Glasgow Road – End of the Era

  This photo dates from around 1976 or 1977. It’s the end of an era for Glasgow Road as many buildings lay empty and vacant, ready for demolition. Some business still traded through right up until the point of neighbouring properties being demolished. The scene looks eastwards towards Hamilton and putting it in context, the photographer […]

Slander resolved at Alpine Street

On 3rd August 1933, a Blantyre man, John Henderson, of 16 Alpine Street was awarded £2O damages, and 18s 5d expenses, against Mrs Margaret Canning, or M’Keown, of 24 Alpine Street, Blantyre.  This was for a slander action raised in Hamilton Sheriff Court. John claimed on the grounds of injury to his character and in respect that Mrs Canning falsely […]

Fatality at Alpine Street, Blantyre

On Monday 18th September 1939, demolition work commenced to start knocking down some of the older tenements in Alpine Street, located just off Glasgow Road. (Alpine Street doesn’t exist anymore, but it was located approximately where the corner of modern John Street is today, more to the side of the Sports Centre.) William Joseph Maxwell […]