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Mr John. L Clifford

  Mr. John. L Clifford was born in 1896, proprietor and printer of the former 20th Century Blantyre ‘Gazette’ newspaper. Not to be confused like others have done, with his father and son of the same name. He was the son of John Clifford (b1867), who started the family owned printing business. The business was based […]

Winter’s fate

In 1844 a Blantyre man, Samuel Clifford aged 24, underestimated the Winter weather and sadly was found dead on the outskirts of the village, succumbed to hypothermia. Likely caught out whilst walking home in December that year wearing no overcoat and only a thin shirt and trousers. No more details are known about the accidental […]