TWith thanks to Jim Cochrane for sharing this excellent aerial Photo of Calderside Farm in The spring (May) of 1972 or 1973.
In 2015, two brand new wind turbines were erected at Calderside. As pictured here by Alex Rochead, it was noticed that by Summer 2018, both turbines had been removed. I was told by others that for an unknown reason, the turbines had failed to connect to the grid and being redundant, they were removed. The […]
Norma Marr in Calgary has shared this charming photo of a former house in High Blantyre. Pictured in 1969 is the previous Calderside Cottage, part of the Calderside Rows. Norma told me, “Our uncle, James Downie, was born there.” Despite the well kept look of the terraced row, these homes were demolished not long […]
Calderside Cement Works was a former modest sized cement works at Calderside, High Blantyre operating between 1851 and 1889. Background In July 1850, Mr. William Young, farmer and owner of Calderside Farm put his farm and all 177 acres of farmland up for sale. Within the advert of 19th July 1850 in the Glasgow Herald, it […]
Calderside Row was a former single storey row of stone built, terraced homes, at Calderside, High Blantyre. Background In July 1850, Mr. William Young, farmer and owner of Calderside Farm put his farm and all 177 acres of farmland up for sale. Within the advert of 19th July 1850 in the Glasgow Herald, it was […]
This next cine film was taken in the early 1960s. Featuring boys playing on the disused railway which cut through the middle of Blantyre. Also a local family camping trip up to the high fields at Basket and Calderside. 2 minutes of nostalgia and snapshot in time. With thanks to Sanny McVicar for sharing.
This aerial photo from Summer 2016 was taken at Calderside, High Blantyre. Beyond Auchentibber in Blantyre’s uppermost fields are 2 relatively new wind turbines. These 2 turbines are particularly hidden from view from most people in Blantyre and according to my notes were erected in July and August 2015 behind Calderside Farm, not far […]
Basket Farm had the largest arable Farm area in the Parish but had nowhere near the same size steading as say nearby Calderside. The farm had a thrashing mill installed after 1750, which existed right up until the 1990’s. The mill was powered by horsepower. Today, Basket Farm is owned by the Raeburn family, who […]