Tag: coatshill

Coatshill, 1960s

Anthony Smith recently shared these two excellent photos from the 1960s. Taken at Coatshill, one is from the former Priory Colliery Bing looking south back towards Blantyre with the Coatshill houses near the front. I have a firm belief that the Priory Bing was to this date the highest ever man made object in Blantyre, […]

Ancient Remains at Blantyre 1939

DISCOVERY IN PLOUGHED FIELD. TRACTOR HITS STONE CIST AND SEPULCHURAL URN- APRIL 1939. An 1939 accident led to the discovery at Coatshill Farm, Blantyre, of an ancient stone cist of coffin containing a partially ornamented urn of primitive design. On the site of what is today, Bellairs Place, The Hamilton Advertiser covered the event on 29/4/1939 commenting; “The farm, […]