By the 1960s, Blantyre’s Pits had closed down, but even in the late 1960s, the old miners remembered their harder years by meeting up for annual outings. Such an event took place on Monday 24th June 1968, where a calvacade of 12 buses, some 500 people strong left from the Blantyre Miners Welfare on an […]
1987 Blantyre Highland Games
Kevin Creechan has sent in these photos of Blantyre Highland Games. I’ve been looking at the games recently and near being able to write up an article for them. Meantime though, I can add some detail to these photos. They were taken on Sunday 31st May 1987 at Blantyre’s Inaugural Highland games. I can remember […]
Blantyre Festive Event 2015
What a day! Despite months of organising the Blantyre Festive event, there’s one thing that cant be guaranteed, the good old Scottish Weather. Battling against fierce gale force winds and driving rain on the morning of Sunday 29th November 2015, Blantyre Community Committee, the organisers were faced with a decision to cancel the event, just […]
Blantyre Project Book Launch Event!
I’m pleased to announce the official Book Launch of “The Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time 2” will take place on Wednesday 26th November 2014 from 7.30pm at the Blantyre Bowling Club, Stonefield Rd and I now extend an invite to YOU! Entry is FREE and includes a fun 1.5hour Blantyre history presentation with […]