Tag: kelly

1978 Boxing Successes

A good show was put on by Blantyre Boxers in April 1978 at Meadowbank where the Scottish Youth Boxing Championships were being held. Three were among the medals. Sixteen year old Hugh Kelly who boxed with the Blantyre Miner’s Welfare Club lifted the Bantamweight Class B title. Fellow colleague William Johnstone (16), boxing lightweight just […]

1956 The Poor Clare Nuns

Pictured here are the Poor Clare nuns of Blantyre. These are the original five nuns who travelled from Cork, Ireland on an overnight trip and settled at Thornhill, Blantyre. From left to right they are Sister Terese, Sister Jarlath, Mother Columba, Sister Paschal and Sister Veronica. Pictured here in 1956, a few years after they […]