When this photo was shared by Alex Bowie, it was simply titled “Bakers from Strathaven” with no indication of who they were. I wondered why it would be amongst the photos of early Blantyre Photographer, David Ritchie? I now have a possible theory about who the people are, which stemmed from first researching bakers in […]
1920’s Co-Op workers?
Greggs Bakery has now fully completed their move across from the East side of Clydeview Shopping Centre (as of week ending Sunday 15th July 2018), to their new premises on the western side, directly opposite. Located next to the Salvation Army and ASDA cafe, they didn’t move very far at all. The business was one […]
Bullocks behind the Counter
Great excitement prevailed in Blantyre on Tuesday 8th March 1932, when three bullocks which were being driven along Glasgow Road got out of hand and ran wild for a time, ending up in baker’s shop. The animals were being driven to the county abattoir in Forrest Street when a passing motor car apparently frightened them. They […]