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1958 Explosion rocks High Blantyre

Sunday 9th March 1958 certainly started with a bang in High Blantyre! When Royal Engineers carried out the demolition of High Blantyre’s Dixon’s Pit, a demolition that the National Coal Board thought would cost nothing, ended up being quite costly! The Territorials were demolishing the old washing plant at High Blantyre Pit that day, but the […]

1917 Somewhere in High Blantyre

  This photo postcard is one hundred years old. It’s certainly dated from 1917 for on the back it simply says “Somewhere in High Blantyre”. Very faintly at the top right is the pencil word, “Scot” which may or may not be relevant. Shared by Gordon Cook, the picture presented several mysteries in both who is […]