Tag: collapse

Gunpowder Explosion 1863

  This next story took place 155 year ago in Blantyre Stores, in the Village, Low Blantyre in the building which is now the Village Bar on Station Road. About two o’clock on Friday 23rd January 1863 three boys from Blantyre works were employed at Blantyre Stores for the day only. James Maxwell, William Maxwell […]

Turner’s Buildings (Central Buildings)

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Turner’s Buildings (Central Buildings)    One of the most populated buildings ever on Glasgow Road was the former Turner’s Buildings, or as they were also known, Central Buildings.    Before we explore this, lets clear up yet ‘ainother incorrectly previously […]

Collapse of Condemned Building 1940

About one o’clock on the last Sunday afternoon in August 1940, a considerable excitement prevailed among tenants residing at Central Buildings on the Glasgow Road. Word soon spread known that a large portion of the three-story property situated at Logan Street had suddenly collapsed and many tons of bricks, mortar and some wood crashed down into […]