Tag: masonic lodge

1900s Main Street

  A fantastic photo of Main Street, High Blantyre, taken around the first decade of the 1900’s. In the foreground, the tenement that still stands was JB Struthers Inn and the Masonic Lodge (long before the roughcast covered the stone). The Priestfield tree is MOST prominent in this photo, even in 1900, estimated as being […]

Major John Ness, Blantyre

Researched by Paul Veverka. Words from the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” (c) 2017 During the late 19th Century in Blantyre and surrounding districts, there was no better known gentleman – and, we venture to say, no more popular than Major John Ness, the veteran and beloved headmaster of Stonefield Parish […]

Livingstone Masonic Windows

  In December 2016, Graham Glen contacted me saying, “I am researching the work of my maternal grandfather, Glasgow master glass stainer James Benson, who was prolific in producing church memorial windows and domestic panels around 1890 until 1914. He is on record as having work installed at the Livingstone Masonic Lodge. I would be most grateful […]