Tag: greenhall viaduct

Railway Changes over 4 years

Railways throughout Lanarkshire changed quite dramatically over 4 short years. These two maps compare Blantyre and the surrounding areas between 1877 on the first map and 1881 on the second. It was a time of massive population growth and the railways provided better transport links, not only for a commute, but more impotently at the […]

1947 Dismantling Greenhall Viaduct

This photo dates from around 1947 and according to Gordon Cook, who shared it here, the photo captures the demolition work partially dismantling the iron walkways on top of the Greenhall Railway Viaduct. Gordon told me the viaduct was formerly called “The Letterick Viaduct”. This work may have only been done in part in the […]

Curling Events at Greenhall

Pictured here around 1900 is the Blantyre Curling Team. Alex McWilliam (great, grandfather of Arlene Green) is holding one of the Curling stones ready to take his shot. Many of the men in this team were from High Blantyre and Alex himself was known to farm at Greenhall around the time of this picture. The […]