Tag: executex

‘Militant’ girls deliver chair, 1979

This was a determined picket line pictured in High Blantyre in January 1979. But one vehicle COULD get through, a powered chair for a disabled girl. The girls outside ‘Executive Manufacturing Garments’ in Blantyre Industrial Estate bought the expensive chair from money raised at bingo nights and raffles. Student Lynn Gordon (18) of 18 Stonefield […]

1980 Bleak Jobs Front

It was a gloomy start for families in 1980 when in January that year many well known Blantyre companies announced redundancies. As a new decade started, several Blantyre firms consolidated their troubles. On 7th January, an astonishing 170 jobs were lost at Blantyre Engineering. Receivers were to be called in and it was expected that […]