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The 1745 Watch theft

It’s important that the “old stories” and “anectodes” of old Blantyre are told over again. These tales and legends shouldn’t be lost in our busy, daily lives. The Annals of Blantyre book of 1883 gives an account of a story passed down from 1745. Printed in full as follows: “Mr Moore of Greenhall has a […]

Laird of Bardykes toast

According to the Mitchell Library, in 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie retreated with his downhearted army stopping briefly in Blantyre. This seems to be confirmed by the “Annals of Blantyre 1883” book which records an anecdote from a local resident, apparently passed this story from his family. It is written in the historical document, the following […]