Tag: john bowie

Dalveen, 347 Glasgow Road

Constructed: >1907<1909 Other Names: None Constructor: W&J Bowie Original Address: 319 Glasgow Rd House Type: Semi detached Current Address: 347 Glasgow Rd    Brief Summary: ‘Dalveen’ is the western side of the semi-detached 1.5 storey stone residence, the other side being ‘Daldorch’. Dalveen, originally numbered 319 is now 347 Glasgow Road. The story of ownership […]

1927 Recollections of Hugh McPherson

In 1927, Blantyre man Hugh McPherson was in a reflective mood. Speaking of his involvement in the rescue party of the 1877 Blantyre Colliery disaster, he wrote at the time, “For many years I have had a strong desire to put on record my experiences as an explorer in that great colliery disaster, but hitherto […]

1877 The Pit Explosion Rescuers

This has to be the oldest family photo I have (now passed down to me). It’s a photo that’s been used often in several publications. Incredibly, the people in this photo form the rescue party for the infamous Dixon’s Pit Mining Accident in October 1877. Taken over 147 years ago, this photo has my ancestor, […]