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Blantyre Vics Part 8 – 1970s and 80s

Continued from Part 7 From the period 1958 to 1973 the close contact between Vics and Senior Clubs was also an important part of team building. Having sole responsibility for signing players for the club, an association with Jock Stein and Sean Fallon (Celtic), Tom Fagan (Albion Rovers), Alex Smith (Stenhousemuir & Stirling Albion), Alex […]

1911 Low Blantyre Station

Pictured here in 1911, is Low Blantyre Station , pictured from the North platform, looking towards Glasgow. Scanned in high resolution, you can make out quite a bit of detail including the iron pedestrian footbridge in the background, and further back beyond it the iron road bridge. Two figures stand on the side and i […]

1931 Waterloo Row Plateau

Pictured in 1931 is the Suspension Bridge, photographed from Bothwell side looking over to Blantyre Works. The building on the hill is the Blantyre Works School, which David Livingstone himself had attended. The Bridge was built in 1852 and demolished in 1949. The tollbooth was on the Blantyre side at the entrance to the bridge.  […]