Tag: masonic hall

The Cookery Exhibition, 1907

Week commencing Monday 15th April 1907 saw a rather unique exhibition taking place every afternoon and evening that week in the former Stonefield Masonic Hall on Glasgow Road, Blantyre. Hosted by the Blantyre Gas Company, the promotional event displayed a range of stoves and cookery appliances, many of which were powered with gas. The cookers […]

United Enginekeepers’ Association

  On Thursday 8th February 1900 the members of the United Enginekeepers’ Association held their annual supper and dance in the Masonic Hall, Main Street, High Blantyre. According to Google, the Association was a collective group of engineering or mechanically minded enthusiasts which set out their own investment programme though the expanded parent company throughout […]

James B Struthers, Spirit Dealer

Mr James B Struthers was a well known spirit dealer at Stonefield and High Blantyre in the 1880s. He was an accountant from Wishaw still living there as late as 1875. On 23rd April 1872 he married Mary Ann Harrison at Cambusnethan and had son, also James in 1875. The couple went on to have other children, mostly […]