This photo featured Redlees, just outside of Blantyre Parish, and over the boundary at the back, in Blantyre Parish is Caldervale, the former mining community. Caldervale was also known as Finmeoot. The photo is from around 1923 and was used as a postcard of the era.
A great aerial photo taken in 1941. From above Blantyreferme, this photo looks over to “Finmeoot”, Caldervale. The former mining community is no longer there. The railway line to Glasgow from Blantyre can be seen cutting across the middle of the picture. The road leading over to Newton in the foreground. On social media: Rena […]
Anne Dorrian recently shared this photo on Finmeoot Friends Page. Pictured in 1920 is Annie Docherty (nee Longworth). Looking at the 1930 Valuation roll, Robert Longworth was renting number 9 Caldervale Terrace, (at Finmeoot near Blantyreferme), the owner being A.G.Moore Coalmasters. Next door at number 8 were the Dicksons, and at number 10 were […]
I’ve compiled a list of all the house numbers and families that lived at Fin Me Oot (Caldervale) during 1930. Many of the family heads were miners, for the houses were tied to AG Moore & Co Ltd (coalmasters) who owned nearby Blantyreferme Colliery and Brickworks. The homes were known as Caldervale Terrace and each […]
Jane Reynolds shared this Caldervale children photo on the wonderful Facebook page “Finmeoot Friends”. Jane added, “Thought you might like to see this picture from 1946. I’m 3rd from the left. From left to right – George Burns, Pat McGarry my cousin, me, Margaret Eadie, Jim Rankin, Robert Eadie and May O’Brien. I’m sure you […]
Pictured here around the 1930’s is Mr McGinty of Caldervale/ Finmeoot. Shared by Helen Reilly, she added, “This is my great granddad, Mr McGinty of Caldervale”. The 1930 valuation roll, i found shows McGintys living at number 10 Caldervale Terrace. The photo shows a rare view of the front of the Caldervale terraced homes. […]
Helen Reilly shared this photo which shows people of Caldervale (Finmeoot). Helen added, “This is Edward “pony” and Helen Doyle with family. Michael, Catherine John, Ann, Bernard, Ellen, Mary. They all stayed in Caldervale until they moved to Blantyre itself in 1950.” The photo is likely 1940s. How smart everybody looks. Perhaps a sunday, or wedding? […]
Pictured here in 1937, is Blantyre ferme Colliery 3. In these excellent, clear photos, miners stand for the camera, groups of people at the colliery offices stand outside, with a boy in the foreground on the left. It makes me wonder how many of these people lived nearby at Fin Me Oot / Caldervale? Thanks […]