Who remembers this? Remember when fire destroyed the shops at Coatshill? Early 80s? How improved that whole area is now compared to those days. Thanks to Marion Brownlie for sharing this picture. What year was this?
New Shop Open Today, Wednesday 21st November 2018 sees SPAR back at Coatshill with the opening of the new, renovated shop. Congratulations are offered to the Razzaq family and their association with SPAR, which we’re sure will be a winning combination. The shop is located between DM Hair and the ATM on Coatshill Avenue, not […]
TACT Healthy Park – The TACT Group, established in 1978, set up this initiative provides the local community with the opportunity to use the park to learn how to grow their own vegetables, plants and trees as well as making use of the training facilities. Based at Carlowie Avenue, Coatshill. The project grew in direct […]
** Warning this story contains upsetting content ** Tragedy occurred on Saturday 5th October 1867 at Coatshill, Blantyre. That morning, over 150 years ago, a 6 year old little boy named John Thomson had been playing at Coatshill Farm House. The area was at that time unbuilt upon, with surrounding fields, except for the farm […]
Anthony Smith was recently kind enough to share these wonderful childhood photos with me recently. Ever tried some parachuting at Coatshill or Priory? Anthony told me, “The parachute is actually a time xpired sport use reserve parachute that was given to me by the Scottish Parachute Club.The parachute is an Irvin I 24.Means made […]
This fantastic picture is shared by Anthony Smith and shows the view across to Blantyre from the Priory Bing. Taken in the early 1960’s, this was the final few years of the bing, the last chimney seen standing on the right, demolished later in Spring 1969. This view looks across to Coatshill and Blantyre. […]
More Blantyre News from 20th January 1967. Some little interesting snippets of what was going on back then , that week. Coatshill Tyre Spree “Police have received a number of complaints of tyres being slashed in the Coatshill area of Blantyre. Enquiries are being made as a sharp instrument is thought to have made […]
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, […]