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Communist Blantyre 1920s

  Blantyre was known to have a communist party or organisation who met regularly throughout the 1920’s. Blantyre Communist Party owned and occupied a shed at 15 Forrest Street, Low Blantyre. However, in Autumn 1929, an event triggered the start of the demise of communism in Blantyre. On Thursday 5th September 1929, “red” or communist pickets […]

1930’s John J Fraser labour candidate

John J. Fraser residing at Jackson Street, Blantyre  was appointed on Saturday, 15th December 1934 as Labour candidate for East Lothian and Berwickshire. A Blantyre man, he was left an orphan before the age 10, and started work in Greenfield Colliery, Burnbank when he reached the age of 10 and a half!  At an early […]