Tag: cambuslang

James Martin’s fate at Hallside

On Thursday 23rd July 1936, a High Blantyre steelworker was tragically killed in an accident near to Blantyre.  James Martin (41), a, crane driver, residing at 208 Main Street. High Blantyre, was involved in this accident which afterwards proved fatal. In the Steel Company of Scotland works Hallside, Cambuslang, two hand winches were being used to hoist […]

The Priory Bridge, Blantyre

The Priory Bridge is an iconic name and structure in Blantyre that still exists to this day. Whilst the bridge is entirely closed off to traffic for several decades, it still stands proudly as an old monument to Blantyre’s history at the side of the new A724 reprofiled Glasgow Road to the South of the […]

1905 Glasgow Road Tram

Pictured around 1905 is the Number four tram in Blantyre at Glasgow Road. The trams opened on 22nd July 1903 and were hugely popular permitting travel between Hamilton, Motherwell, Wishaw and Blantyre. By 1907 the tramlines also reached Cambuslang, the most difficult part of that extension getting over Priory Bridge. The Blantyre terminus was at […]

History of Caldergrove House

I’ve been recently asked a few times about the large house that used to stand behind Bardykes Farm, across the river, behind modern Callaghan Wynd, most recently by Blantyre project reader Gillian Cunningham. I’ve never posted about this house previously for although it was accessed from Glasgow Road, it was officially in the Parish of […]