With thanks to Anthony Smith for sharing this great photo. The date is February 1958. Left to Right are his brothers Stan,Pete, then Anthony and their mum. The location is outside 93 Bairds at the former Craighead Rows, Low Blantyre.
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When 2 boys from Blantyre stole coal from the bing at Craighead Colliery, their actions would have far reaching consequences for their families. There was a scene Hamilton J.P. Court on Saturday 25th June 1931, when those two boys from Blantyre finally admitted the theft of coal from the bing at Craighead Colliery. Being minors, […]
Thank you to the Historic Hamilton page, who kindly emailed me this great 1955 Aerial photo of Forrest Street. Pictured is Blantyre Engineering Works at the top left. At the bottom left is Castle Park, the home to Blantyre Vics and separating the two properties is the small lane that led to John Street. This is […]
Baird’s Rows or Raws were located in the Craighead area of Low Blantyre. The miners homes consisted of three equal length rows of single storey terraced properties. The miner’s homes were tied to the nearby Colliery at Craighead. The rows were names after the nearby Colliery and impressive Craighead house. In April 1878, just as […]
This 1955 aerial photo shows clearly the fairground was in town! Situated in spare ground between Auchinraith Road and the railway line at Springwells, the fair was operated by travelling folk and visited Blantyre on a regular basis. The vacant ground was immediately behind Rosendale. I can remember my mother telling me about her visits […]