Tag: curling

Curling, 1910

Its an outdoor sport long since gone in Blantyre, but curling was once a very popular pastime in this town. In fact Blantyre had several rinks including at the Calder (pictured), Greenhall, Auchinraith and Stonefield. It’s the Stonefield rink which is the subject of our story today. On 25th January 1910, that Burns Night was […]

Auchinraith Curlers at Whistleberry

You may remember reading recently about my visit to the old Auchinraith Curling pond. You can read about that here. http://blantyreproject.com/2014/09/04/lost-at-whistleberry-curling-pond/ Blantyre man Gordon Cook recently read the article and has kindly passed me this amazing photo of the Curling team at Auchinraith. Likely to be taken in the late 1890s, it shows various men […]