Tag: arch

2004 The General’s Bridge , Stoneymeadow

A photo from Alex Rochead, dating from 2004/2005, when the grounds of Crossbasket were fairly neglected. Pictured from the boundary of the Crossbasket Castle grounds is “The General’s Bridge”. In recent months I’ve been forced to change my opinion about whom this was built for. Commonly thought to be Liuet General Peter, I am now swayed […]

Cowan Wilson Memorial Arch

1938 saw a much loved character in Blantyre sadly missed. Dr J.Cowan Wilson had passed away and the people of the town felt the need to remember this man, who for over 50 years had been seen to provide great public service to Blantyre and the surrounding district. On 8th January 1938, the Glasgow Herald […]

The Dandy Railway Crossing

I’ve previously written about a path leading from Glasgow Road down to Blantyre Works Mills called, “The Dandy”. You can read more about it here. http://blantyreproject.com/2014/03/02/origins-of-the-dandy/ This article relates to one particular part of that path, at the point where it crosses over the Caledonian Railway. (The railway line at that point leads out to […]