Tag: high blantyre

Remembering Edward Allan Watson b1948-d1951

Just a little post to remember Blantyre boy, Edward Allan Watson. On the 4th September 1951, about 68 years ago, three year old Allan Edward Watson was playing outside his home in High Blantyre. He lived at 395 Main Street with his family, including Stephen Watson, a brother who I know reads this page. Allan’s […]

1920’s Miners at High Blantyre

Here’s a fantastic previously unseen photo of miners at Dixons Pits, High Blantyre. Believed to be the 1920s, the blue cross marks at least one known person, John ‘Jock’ Deccs. These eleven hard working men pose for the camera, some with the tools of their trade, depicting their particular job within the mining industry. Each […]