Tag: auchinraith

Children’s Jubilee Celebrations, 1897

On Tuesday 22nd June 1897, the children of the workmen of Auchinraith Colliery took part in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, after being invited by Colliery owners. Merry & Cunninghame, (Coalmasters) reached out to the community in a rare display of generosity by sending out very artistic invitation cards directly to the children of workers, […]

1958 Auchinraith Bing

Thanks to Anthony Smith who recently shared these wonderful Blantyre photos from 1958. Pictured, from the top of the former Auchinraith colliery bing, these photos overlook Auchinraith and Springwells, looking westwards across Blantyre. Taken some 64 years ago, the changing face of Blantyre around this time included post WW2 prefab housing, new schools and far […]