With thanks to Anthony Smith for sharing this great photo. The date is February 1958. Left to Right are his brothers Stan,Pete, then Anthony and their mum. The location is outside 93 Bairds at the former Craighead Rows, Low Blantyre.
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More old Blantyre photos today, courtesy of and with kind thanks to Anthony Smith. Pictured is Juliana Kakta in October 1939 alongside her son. The photo was taken in the allotment at the bottom of Baird’s Rows, not far from the middle of Forrest Street. The fence being the boundary to Blantyre Celtic’s Park. […]
Caitlyn Clarkson emailed me recently from her home in Canada, commenting, “You have created a wonderful website, the photographs are amazing and create such a sense of time and space. My great great grandparents lived in Blantyre for quite some time. They were Helen Miller and James Hogg. Helen Miller who married James Hogg (coal miner). Helen […]
This wonderful photo was photographed in 1957 by the father of Anthony Smith who has kindly shared the scene here. Anthony’s brother is just in the foreground of this panoramic photo of Low Blantyre and Baird’s Rows, the tied miner’s houses. The dog track can be seen on the bottom left, and the vantage point […]
Thanks to Lesley Sutherland for sharing this photo. Lesley wrote, “This is a photo of my mother Eva Sim (now Eva Brown) and her brother Peter Sim outside Buckingham Palace in 1951, aged 15 and 8. They travelled from Blantyre to London during the Festival of Britain. They lived in Bairds Rows than moved to […]
When 2 boys from Blantyre stole coal from the bing at Craighead Colliery, their actions would have far reaching consequences for their families. There was a scene Hamilton J.P. Court on Saturday 25th June 1931, when those two boys from Blantyre finally admitted the theft of coal from the bing at Craighead Colliery. Being minors, […]
Danger of fatal poisoning by gas in a Blantyre household of ten was averted by the presence of mind and promptitude of the mother. In the early morning of Wednesday 23rd August 1933, she awakened in a dazed condition. She rose from bed and fell on the floor. She found her husband, who was sitting […]