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Thomas Martin, Inkeeper

  This little newspaper clipping caused me no end of trouble. I found this small story in The Hamilton Advertiser, Saturday 26th April 1862. It tells of the death of the wife of Thomas MORTON, Innkeeper at Parkneuk, Blantyre. It was of particular interest to me as I’d recently published articles about forgotten pubs in the Auchentibber area and […]

James Martin’s fate at Hallside

On Thursday 23rd July 1936, a High Blantyre steelworker was tragically killed in an accident near to Blantyre.  James Martin (41), a, crane driver, residing at 208 Main Street. High Blantyre, was involved in this accident which afterwards proved fatal. In the Steel Company of Scotland works Hallside, Cambuslang, two hand winches were being used to hoist […]