Tag: cemetery

Looking to Victoria Street and the Cemetery 1955

  I have marked up this 1955 aerial photo to show some interesting features and how much Blantyre has changed at that location. Looking towards Victoria Street and beyond to the High Blantyre Cemetery, westwards. The houses at Welsh Drive and Victoria Street int he foreground are recognisable and haven’t changed much, but beyond Victoria […]

Repairing Kirk Wall 1988

During 1988, an extensive project organised by Church Volunteers was undertaken to repair the High Blantyre Old Parish churchyard wall. Great care and effort was put in by volunteers of all ages, who worked hard that summer to go around the perimeter wall, and carefully rebuild the broken sections, including extensively repointing the failing cement. […]