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Serious Explosion, 1897

On Monday 21st June 1897, the Nation was celebrating Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. That week, contractors were installing a large drain in the roadway at Glasgow Road, between Auchinraith Junction, along through Springwell and towards Greenfield at Blantyre’s boundary with Hamilton. Contractors were stood down for the day owing to the holiday but a watchman […]