Tag: drowning

Drowning at Blantyre Weir 1932

  A drowning tragedy took place on Saturday 25th June 1932 at the Blantyre Weir, which spans the River Clyde, between Low Blantyre and Bothwell. Along with several companions 10-year old Alex, McDermott, who resided with his parents at 45 Murray’s Building, High Blantyre, was walking across the upper ledge of the dam. He lost his footing […]

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 […]