Tag: ginger

1978 Robertsons Expansion planned

  In December 1978, one of Blantyre’s oldest and most established companies “A Robertson & Co of Springwells” planned a programme of modernisation. The work was to safeguard the jobs at the factory and indeed create more! The plan was to introduce £200,000 of new bottling equipment in early 1979 to their soft drinks factory. […]

Robertsons Ginger Cart

  Continuing more previously unseen photos online. This fantastic picture of Robertsons Ginger ‘cairt’ has Blantyre man Peter McDonald standing beside it. His great grandson, Johnny Gilluley shared the picture. The cart actually looks quite new, well certainly the wheels do and I suspect this is what the photograph was showing off. The words “Springwell […]

Advert: Robertsons 1950

This next advert needs no introduction. Many people in Blantyre will fondly remember the long established company, Robertsons of Springwell. The history of Robertson’s will be appearing on this website very soon. What are your memories of Robertsons? On social media: Ian Campbell Best days of my life lol Elizabeth Dobson Grieve Jublees absolutely magic! 😀 Catherine Sneddon My […]

McLean Bros Mineral Water Works

It’s with sincere thanks to Colin Gilchrist, for providing some photos attached to this article, which explores a subject close to my home area, i.e. The story of the McLean family and their Aerated Water Business. (Fizzy water). As I write and research this article, I’m looking out on land on Main Street where their […]

Robertsons of Springwells ginger Label

Robertsons of Springwell, the “ginger” factory, or formerly aerated water. The label alone brings back all the memories, but it was ginger beer that was my favourite. On social media: Thomas Fallon Robertson auld scotch ginger beer best hangover cure ever even better than irn bru Jim Frame 5* ginger beer canny beat it Carole Mackie Rickard We […]