Tag: jackson

Demise of Bardykes Rows, 1905

In 1905, ‘Messrs Merry and Cunninghame, one of the largest mining firms in Scotland, were working a coal mine at Bardykes (Spittal) in Blantyre. Owing to some obstructions with met within their operations, they had lost some £3,000 within a very short period. Considerable sum worth around £400,000 today. The landowner, the Jacksons of Spittal […]

Caldergrove vrs Bardykes

On the 4th July 1872, a dispute arrived in court between the Blantyre estate of Bardykes and the opposing estate over the River Calder, of Caldergrove. The dispute centred around the river itself which formed the boundary between Blantyre and Cambuslang Parishes and clearly the matter couldn’t be resolved by neighbourly discussion. Safe to say […]

Blantyre in Queensland, Aus

I love things like this! Blantyre Project reader, Helen Jackson lives in Queensland, Australia and having ancestry and family from Blantyre, Scotland she has called her house over in Australia,  ….”Blantyre“! Here’s the house sign which is proudly displayed outside, all those miles away. During the 19th and early 20th Century, Helen’s family, the Jacksons […]