Tag: hall street

William Beattie – The Scottish Apollo

Mr. William Beattie – or Wullie and his sons Alexanders and Wullie Junior were a performing family of the early to mid 20th Century. The circus family were the Beattie family, who originally came from Twechar and may have travelled settling for period of time in many places, including Blantyre. Mrs Beattie was a Balfour […]

Park Street, Dixons Rows, Blantyre

Alex Rochead has recently restored this old photo of Park Street (formerly thought incorrectly by J Cornfield as being Hall Street), Dixon’s Rows, Blantyre. The restoration sees the best quality yet of these Miners homes.  When Alex emailed me it, I took some time to have a real good look at this photo. Dixons’s Rows were built in […]

Holmes of Hall Street

On 3rd February 2015, Thomas Hamilton-Hailes contacted me saying, “I noticed over the few short months where I’ve followed; with great enjoyment, your digging and delving into Blantyre’s past with unbounded enthusiasm and it has become clear that, if nothing else, you enjoy a challenge so here’s one from me … We’re going back to […]