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Railway Changes over 4 years

Railways throughout Lanarkshire changed quite dramatically over 4 short years. These two maps compare Blantyre and the surrounding areas between 1877 on the first map and 1881 on the second. It was a time of massive population growth and the railways provided better transport links, not only for a commute, but more impotently at the […]

Blantyre Co-Op Checks & Tokens

Blantyre man Gordon Cook, sent me the attached photos of Blantyre Co-operative Society checks. Gordon added, “I think various Co-ops introduced their own tokens at different times for their own particular purposes, for instance, you might find some Societies produced bread tokens while others distributed tokens for milk or coal. Originally these checks were integral […]