Tag: derelict

Blantyre Mills 1860 (part 2 of 2)

The following provides a good description of Blantyre Mills in 1860. “The buildings in which the cotton-spinning was carried on in the year 1805 have remained very much as they were, but by this introduction of improved machinery the work in those buildings, as well as keeping the machinery and buildings in repair, is now efficiently […]

Blantyre Mills 1860 Part 1 of 2

  The following document was published in 1860 and reflects upon Mary Berry’s journal of 1805 and updates things with a description of how Blantyre Mills was functioning in the year 1860. “The factory thus described called Blantyre, situated on the left bank of the Clyde, about four miles below Hamilton, and continues to be […]

High Blantyre Station 1960s

This photo dates to the 1960’s. Pictured is High Blantyre Station looking South up towards Sydes Brae. The Station is no longer there and was by the 1960’s already derelict. Some readers may recall playing there or walking along the unused rail tracks. The railway bridge in the background is now the modern East Kilbride […]