A sad tale next. My history colleague Robert Stewart recently messaged me reminding me that he had discovered 11 unknown persons interred in Blantyre Cemetery. Whilst doing some more cemetery research, Robert came across an interment of an unknown baby. He told me, “The entry in the records reads:- Newly born male child – found […]
TMinnie Stewart of Park House, High Blantyre is pictured here whilst in the WLA and working at Basket Farm for Jimmy Shields . Looks like she was in charge of a nice Ayrshire coo with big horns! The date is unknown but may be the 1950s? Photo courtesy of the Rochead family at Malcolmwood Featuring Blantyre […]
This next cine film was taken in the early 1960s. Featuring boys playing on the disused railway which cut through the middle of Blantyre. Also a local family camping trip up to the high fields at Basket and Calderside. 2 minutes of nostalgia and snapshot in time. With thanks to Sanny McVicar for sharing.
Continuing our look at market gardener, Archibald Brown’s amazing diary from 1874. It is transcribed exactly as it was written and shared here courtesy of his great granddaughter, Jenny Day. Pictured at his former home at Boathouse on the North of Blantyre Priory at the side of the River Clyde is another great picture of […]
Dennis Hobbs in America is the recent proud owner of buying an old Rolls Royce Car. Attempting to trace the history of the vehicle, he approached me recently about references to it being in Blantyre. He sent me the following old Log book and MOT certificate which showed it made in 1965, and serviced in […]
A charming Edwardian photo next, a first for this one appearing online. This is a Sunday outing from High Blantyre Baptist Church around 1910. Edwardian ladies and gents from Blantyre are dressed in their Sunday finery and are visiting the high fields at Basket Farm, High Blantyre. There are several babies and young toddlers in this […]
Basket Farm had the largest arable Farm area in the Parish but had nowhere near the same size steading as say nearby Calderside. The farm had a thrashing mill installed after 1750, which existed right up until the 1990’s. The mill was powered by horsepower. Today, Basket Farm is owned by the Raeburn family, who […]