Tag: anderson

Blantyre’s First Petrol Station?

I think I may have uncovered evidence of Blantyre’s first petrol station. The Hamilton Advertiser commented on 30th May 1914 that a “Mr. Anderson, The Wheel, Blantyre had just erected a suitable place for the storing of petrol or shell spirit, the largest portion of which was placed below ground level.” Owing to restrictions imposed […]

1967 Weddings Blantyre Folk

A couple of weddings from 1967 next. Policewoman Vivian Kerr of Waverley Terrace married Airdrie Constable Robert Tweedie at High Blantyre Parish Church. The couple were stationed at Blantyre Police Station but later moved to Coatshill with daughters Kirstie and Una. Also in 1967 Etta Gray of Beech Place, Blantyre married Hamilton man Andrew Anderson. […]

Calderside Farm & Pits, Auchentibber

Pictured here in 2012 is Calderside Farm in Auchentibber. Located in Blantyre Parish, the farm sits high up on the fields just off Calderside Road and commands impressive views of both Blantyre and East Kilbride. In trying to find out when the farm was built, unfortunately Roys map of 1747 just ends at the field […]