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Broompark Avenue, 1908

This lovely, previously unseen photo from my collection shows the brand new houses built on Broompark Avenue. Photographed here in 1908 or so, they were constructed around 2 years earlier by William Burnett. Obtaining the land from the Jacksons of Croftfoot on 1st November 1905, William Burnett planned on constructing an avenue with good quality […]

Blantyre Vics – Part 2 1900-1920

Continued from Blantyre Vics Part 1 The current and present club that arose from the ashes was formed in 1900, but again as juniors. The team were reconstructed that year as a professional football team. The story is that the team was formed from a crowd of boys who hung around the corner of Rosendale, […]

Blantyre Schools Pre 1750

Many people in Blantyre will remember their old schools, most of which have been demolished in the last 40 years. Before the Primary and Secondary schools, you may even have heard of an old school existed during the 1800’s at School Lane, High Blantyre, or indeed at the Village works school near Monteiths Mills. At a general […]

James Dunlop, Headmaster Auchinraith

Pictured here in 1945 is Mr. James Dunlop, who was the headmaster at Auchinraith Primary School. Alongside, a couple of decades earlier is his wife. Auchinraith Primary School opened in August 1900 and was extended in 1905. Its first headmaster was Mr. Joseph McNish, who died very soon after in 1903. He was succeeded by […]