Tag: lethams

Blantyre Buses

In 1889, the only Blantyre public conveyance was by wagonette and horses, which ran between Hamilton and Blantyre. By 1894 a service of omnibuses was running, leaving Blantyre at 10am every 2 hours until 8pm each evening. (9.45pm on Saturdays). Buses travelled via Glasgow Road, by Greenfield to Hamilton and back. This continued even after […]

Stonefield Allotments

I was interested to see “Allotments” noted at the side of Stonefield Road on the 1936 map. The plots were located in two large fields behind Dixons’s Rows, the miners homes. Hemmed in by the Gasworks on Stonefield Road (on the later Letham’s Garage site). The worked gardens were not shown on earlier maps and […]