Tag: blacksmith

David Fisher’s Yard, Stonefield Road

On the corner of Glasgow Road  & at the bottom of Stonefield Road was David Fisher’s yard. (Contrary to popular belief, the corner building was not Mickeys Cafe which was actually nearby on Stonefield Road) David manufactured wrought iron gates, fences and offered general blacksmith (smiddy) services. The main office and showroom faced out on […]

Milheugh River Bed Markings

In Spring 2014, I was given a copy of an old account of various historical events in Blantyre, primarily centering around Barnhill. This old account was given to Alex Rochead’s wife when she was a teacher at Auchinraith Primary. The words were actually written much earlier around 1940 and they relate to events 80 years […]