Tag: church

Sticky Pews, 1907

I’ve been exploring Blantyre news from the first decade of the 20th Century in recent weeks. Here’s another nice wee story which made me smile. On Sunday 22nd September 1907, the Anderson Church on Stonefield Road re-opened after being closed for 4 weeks. The building had been in the hands of painters and decorators and […]

1979 St Andrews Church Fire

A pall of smoke hung over Lanarkshire on the afternoon of Monday 3rd September 1979. Upon investigation it was found that the St Andrews’s Church (formerly Stonefield Parish Church) on Glasgow Road was on fire. The fire representing the latest incident in a string of bad luck for this church. As brave firemen worked hard […]