The ruins of S.B.S Brickworks at Blantyreferme are pictured 40 years ago in May 1979. A throwback to former industry in the outskirts of Blantyre.
These two photos were taken in May 1976. Pictured from the top of the former Blantyreferme Bing is the demolished brickworks and colliery site. You can see Blantyreferme Road on the left and the road tunnel under the railway line. This whole area in the foreground is now levelled and covered in young woodland. Turning […]
At Caldervale (Fin Me Oot), near Blantyre and Uddingston, something bizarre was reported to police in February 1918. One cold February morning, a farmer at Blantyreferme was going his rounds when he came across the skins of two sheep, two heads, and two full sets of trotters lying a field! The carcases had been taken […]
Jim Leishman kindly recently shared this old Aerial photo. Taken on the 4th June 1974, it shows Townfoot Farm (formerly Blantyrefereme), just of Blantyre Farm Road. Comparing it against the modern 2016 aerial photo, you can see some instant comparisons. Like the removal of the large adjacent pylon. Or the extensions to the farm […]
In January 2017, Alex Rochead was walking at Blantyreferme near the River Clyde and noticed these ruins not far from the former Colliery site. There were bricks and foundations and what appeared to be a deep pit formed of concrete. Some of the brick structures had white tiles on the inside. So what was […]
On Wednesday morning of 9th February 1927, the two cages at No. 1 Pit, Blantyre Ferme Colliery, came into contact and, buckling, took the water pipes with them, causing damage to the shaft and rendering it unworkable. Three hundred men, who were below the time, had to get out No. 2 Pit. The damage, […]
I’m always amazed at all the little snippets of social history about Blantyre that is offered to me freely. Facts, stories and memories. Seventy two year old, Thomas Hamilton -Hailes contacted me in January and said, “I spent my childhood summers playing down near the Clyde and Boat Jock’s orchards and learning to ride […]