Tag: carrigans

Carrigan’s Blantyre commences super project

It gives me great pleasure to be able to give the people of Blantyre an exclusive insight into an exciting project about to commence in Blantyre, which sees perhaps the most significant investment in Blantyre in recent years.   Announcing Barry, John and Philomena Carrigan, owners of John Carrigans in Broompark Road, Blantyre, are about […]

The Alhambra Theatre, Larkfield

Long before John Carrigan’s Pub at Broompark Road, or it’s former life as Finbars, Manhatten, Eddie Collins Bakery, Ingrams Bakery or even older, Lawson’s Bakery, the site at Larkfield was home to The Alhambra Theatre. The building is not featured on 1859 maps, so must have been constructed in the 1860s or 1870s and had […]

David Maxwell Restaurant, Kirkton

David Maxwell’s Restaurant was situated in the Spiers Laun building, and the establishment later became more known as “The Station Cafe”. Pictured here around 1880s or 1890s is a woman, perhaps related to the Maxwell’s outside the restaurant in High Blantyre’s Main Street. The stone work is new looking, as the building was still fairly […]

1880s Kirkton Cross & Logans

This photo dates from the late 1880’s or early 1890’s. A charming photo of Kirkton Top Cross. Another source suggests the photo was taken between 1900-1910 but I believe that to be incorrect. The style of the clothes, the fact that the men have beards (that fashion started to fall away by 1900) and other […]