Tag: loanend colliery

History of Loanend Cottages

I thought I would write a brief history of Loanend Cottages, near Flemington. Whilst the cottages are slightly outwith Blantyre in Cambuslang Parish, they are nearby enough to be considered on this website. Loanend likely takes it name from “Laun’s end” or “Land’s End”, which i believe to be a reference of the land at […]

1973 Charles Harvey the Lollipop man

I was recently contacted by the Hamilton Reference Library, who sent me this nice little story. Five hundred voices sounded a hearty “cheerio” at St. Blanes Primary School on Wednesday 10th October 1973. Pupils and teachers were saying goodbye to Lollipop man Mr. Charles Harvey when he retired after 15 years service. Mr Harvey who […]