Tag: low blantyre

Bairds Rows 1957

This wonderful photo was photographed in 1957 by the father of Anthony Smith who has kindly shared the scene here. Anthony’s brother is just in the foreground of this panoramic photo of Low Blantyre and Baird’s Rows, the tied miner’s houses. The dog track can be seen on the bottom left, and the vantage point […]

Blantyre Railway Station – 1961

A nice clear photo of Blantyre Train Station, looking towards Glasgow. This photo is from 1961 with white picket fences, well looked after buildings. I actually prefer this rather than the plastic cladded, bright orange feel to the station today. On social media: Catherine Davidson That’s “progress” I’m afraid. Ray Couston What happened? frown emoticon Thomas Barrett I can […]

Closure of Local Railway lines

This excellent diagram not only indicates the route of local historical railway lines, (including how the railway ran from Bothwell over the Craighead Viaduct then along to Burnbank to Peacock station), but it also gives exact dates of closure for each various line. A very useful reference tool. Click For example: High Blantyre line running […]

Complaints about Rosendale

This wonderful picture is from February 1968. The residents of Rosendale Building, Low Blantyre went to the County Buildings in Hamilton to complain about the state of the housing block and the delay in getting them re-housed. Mothers of young children complained that the chimneys were ready to fall, there were no toilets in many […]