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1930’s John J Fraser labour candidate

John J. Fraser residing at Jackson Street, Blantyre  was appointed on Saturday, 15th December 1934 as Labour candidate for East Lothian and Berwickshire. A Blantyre man, he was left an orphan before the age 10, and started work in Greenfield Colliery, Burnbank when he reached the age of 10 and a half!  At an early […]

1953 Dixon’s Smiddy High Blantyre

A beautiful drawing by Reg (Turner?) from October 1953. The scene is High Blantyre and the artist would have been standing in what is now Priestfield Cemetery, looking back along the road towards High Blantyre. At the back, is Dixons Number 2 pit. On the left is Priestfield Terrace, a row of 16 coal miners […]