Tag: councillor

Provost James Swinburne

History was made in May 1980 when a Blantyre Councillor became Hamilton’s Provost. Councillor James Swinburne was the Labour man representing High Blantyre who broke with tradition in being made Provost. On Monday 12th May 1980 at the very first meeting of the newly reorganised Hamilton District Council, Councillor Swinburne was unanimously voted into the […]

Roselea (Richardson’s Garage)

From the illustrated social history book… “Blantyre – Glasgow Road, The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016 – 2018. Roselea    We next arrive at 295 Glasgow Road at a property used to this day for both residential and commercial purpose, named ‘Roselea’, the original constructor and owner being Mr. John Richardson.    John […]