Stuart McIntosh shared this photo. From 1982, it was taken at High Blantyre Cross from outside Carrigans. The old Church Hall would be just out the photo to the right. A simple photo taken of the memorial, but suddenly now, 38 years later, interesting in its own right.
In Hamilton Sheriff Court at the end of June 1925, two bus drivers were prosecuted for alleged reckless driving, exceeding the speed limit, and running abreast —all to the danger the Blantyre public. The incident, with its consequent conviction, gave Sheriff Shennan an opportunity or making some general observations on motor bus competition. The […]
A photo I shared with Historic Hamilton this week. Chieftain Bus from the 1920’s at the depot (High Blantyre Road). Although the bus is signed for Hamilton, the stops noted on the side windows include Blantyre. On social media. Avril Laurie messaged me saying, “Thanks so much Paul for your post of the chieftains. My […]
Friday 31st January 1936 was a sad day for Blantyre. A four-year-old girl was killed that evening in a road accident on the Glasgow Road, Blantyre. She was little Reta Black, who resided with her grandparents Mr and Mrs John Black at 7 Forrest Street, Blantyre. The girl ran into the street near her home and was instantly killed […]
A nine year old local Blantyre boy appeared at the local Juvenile Court on Thursday 4th March 1938 before Bailie Pomphrey. It was explained to the Fiscal that the boy had caused a great deal of trouble in the past, and he had been missing from home for some time, on several occasions. On December […]
On Saturday 25th November 1950, on the main Stoneymeadow Road between Blantyre and East Kilbride, the Chieftain Double Decker bus smashed into a lorry. The bus was packed with local Blantyre people and 13 people were injured including workers in the lorry. Emergency services were fast to the scene and the injured were taken to […]