Tag: anderson church

1979 St Andrews Church Fire

A pall of smoke hung over Lanarkshire on the afternoon of Monday 3rd September 1979. Upon investigation it was found that the St Andrews’s Church (formerly Stonefield Parish Church) on Glasgow Road was on fire. The fire representing the latest incident in a string of bad luck for this church. As brave firemen worked hard […]

Helen Wood Davidson

Family friend and once my neighbour, Lillias Addison contacted me in February asking, “Please could you find out about my mother’s family, Davidson. Her name was Helen and she had a sister Annie and brothers John and William.” Here are my notes now researched. Helen Wood Davidson was born on 19th March 1912 at 3.15am […]

Smiths Funeral Parlour

Still existing today is Smith’s Funeral Parlour at 83 Stonefield Road, Blantyre. Established first in 1877, the family business served many people throughout Lanarkshire, with several generations of the Smiths running the funeral service. Their business relocated to the current building shortly after the Anderson Church burned down on 8th June 1978. The Anderson Church […]