Tag: drowned

Drowned in sight of companions 1932

  Underneath the suspension bridge, on Friday 12th August 1932, Adam Hunter (12), of 5 Murray Place, Bothwell, was drowned within sight of his companions at Blantyre. The boy, in the company of two other lads, also from Bothwell, left home to bathe in the Clyde between Bothwell and Blantyre. Choosing a part where there […]

Ice Fatality on River Clyde

Winter 1927 claimed the life of a young Blantyre deaf man, named John Cook. John, who resided at 51 Glasgow Road, Blantyre was accidentally drowned in the River Clyde directly opposite the East Lodge of Craighead House. The River, owing to the intense cold was partly frozen and Shoemaker John (age 20) was enjoying himself […]