Tag: cemetery road

Shops Forced to move, 1979

  In March 1979, uncertainty existed at a block of shops on the north side of High Blantyre’s Main Street. The shops on the lower floor of the tenements at the corner of Cemetery Road and Main Street were to be put under compulsory purchase order, to make way for the council’s new development of […]

Paterson – Taylor Ancestry

Eleanor Clark messaged me in February on the request page at Blantyre Project website saying, “Hi. My Granny Catherine Paterson lived in 16 Cemetery Road, High Blantyre along with my dad Robert, brothers John, Gavin, and Wallace and my aunt Christine. The building was still standing the day she was buried. She was married to […]

Low Blantyre Post Office

Pictured here in 1916 during the middle of the first World War, is Low Blantyre General Post Office. Until 1969 all Post Offices in the UK had the official title General Post Office (GPO). This important building was located at the bottom of Stonefield Road. Standing in the doorway are Blantyre postmistresses Miss Stewart and […]