Tag: john cook

Blairhoyle – 325 Glasgow Road, Blantyre

Blairhoyle Constructed: c 1869 Other Names: Brownlie House Constructor: Robert Lindsay Original Address: 303 Glasgow Road House Type: 2 Storey Houses Current Address: 325 Glasgow Road     Brief Summary: ‘Blairhoyle’ no doubt takes its name after the beautiful, scenic place of that name near Callendar in Stirlingshire. Semi detached, with a garage it together with […]

Danger Signal to Deaf man

Tragedy befell a Blantyre man on 21st December Christmas 1927. Along with two others, John (or James as some reports confirmed) Cook (20) of Chalmer’s Land, Blantyre set out for stroll, and eventually reached Bothwell Bridge, where a pond beside the river was frozen. Cook, who was a deafman, but impetuous youth, suddenly left his companions […]

Ice Fatality on River Clyde

Winter 1927 claimed the life of a young Blantyre deaf man, named John Cook. John, who resided at 51 Glasgow Road, Blantyre was accidentally drowned in the River Clyde directly opposite the East Lodge of Craighead House. The River, owing to the intense cold was partly frozen and Shoemaker John (age 20) was enjoying himself […]