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1905 Well kept Crossbasket House

Another previously unpublished photo now from 1905. Pictured is Crossbasket House at the turn of the 20th Century. The viewpoint is familiar as is the building which hasnt changed much in size. Look how well tended the gardens are. The neat edging, the gravel driveway, only disturbed mildly by an early vehicle. The original stonework […]

1905 Flute Band at Main Street

Isn’t this an incredible photo. Full of life, of excitement and so it should, for it’s never been publicly seen or published! Photographed by David Ritchie, my 2nd Great Grand Uncle (yes, ok, he is a distant relative). This was taken very near David’s own home. An early pioneer of photography in the town, David […]

1927 Recollections of Hugh McPherson

In 1927, Blantyre man Hugh McPherson was in a reflective mood. Speaking of his involvement in the rescue party of the 1877 Blantyre Colliery disaster, he wrote at the time, “For many years I have had a strong desire to put on record my experiences as an explorer in that great colliery disaster, but hitherto […]