Tag: blantyre station

Football Hooliganism 1927

  Blantyre Railway Station and the surround railway line was the location for disturbing scenes of football hooliganism…..in September 1927. A football match had taken place between Blantyre Vics and Parkhead on Saturday 10th September 1927. It was filled with tension as Vics had been beaten by that club 5-1 2 weeks earlier, but in […]

Blantyre Railway Station – 1961

A nice clear photo of Blantyre Train Station, looking towards Glasgow. This photo is from 1961 with white picket fences, well looked after buildings. I actually prefer this rather than the plastic cladded, bright orange feel to the station today. On social media: Catherine Davidson That’s “progress” I’m afraid. Ray Couston What happened? frown emoticon Thomas Barrett I can […]

1961 High Blantyre Railway Station

These remarkable photos were taken by Mr. C. Towely in May 1961. They show High Blantyre’s abandoned railway station, just off Craigmuir Road, which is now the site of modern homes next to High Blantyre Old Parish Church. The view looks south. The 11 photos show excellent detail including the removed steps on the footbridge, […]