Tag: gravestones

1904 High Blantyre Cemetery

This photo is extracted from a beautifully illustrated promotional book from 1904, by Gilmours of Glasgow Road. Pictured here (and I’ve zoomed in), is the High Blantyre Cemetery. The cemetery had opened just 29 years earlier in 1875 and by this time is looking quite established. However, what struck me immediately is the absolute care […]

1960s Village Works Gravestones

Inside the buildings next to Shuttle Row (currently used as the offices and conference facilities) are flagstone floors. Did you know that some of the stones within the floor, are actually the gravestones that were removed from the Blantyre Works Cemetery in the 1960s. The stones are difficult to find as the inscriptions are so […]

Livingstone Graves stones

In May 2015, I was pleased to meet the acquaintance of historian, Donald Livingston Clink who has written many articles for the Clan McLea (Livingstone) Society, a worldwide Livingstone historical appreciation society. Over several emails this Summer, Donald provided a lot of interesting information relating to the Livingstone family, most of it new to me, […]