Tag: maxwell

Greenhall Rifle Range

  I once heard there was a rifle range at Greenhall (not to be confused by the range at Dechmont or one which used to be on land that would become Logan Street). However, I’d not been able to confirm a Greenhall range….until now. On Saturday 1st June 1867, the 44th Rifle Volunteers in Blantyre […]

2004 The General’s Bridge , Stoneymeadow

A photo from Alex Rochead, dating from 2004/2005, when the grounds of Crossbasket were fairly neglected. Pictured from the boundary of the Crossbasket Castle grounds is “The General’s Bridge”. In recent months I’ve been forced to change my opinion about whom this was built for. Commonly thought to be Liuet General Peter, I am now swayed […]

Fatality at Alpine Street, Blantyre

On Monday 18th September 1939, demolition work commenced to start knocking down some of the older tenements in Alpine Street, located just off Glasgow Road. (Alpine Street doesn’t exist anymore, but it was located approximately where the corner of modern John Street is today, more to the side of the Sports Centre.) William Joseph Maxwell […]

Auchentibber Farm, Sydes Brae

Pictured here by Jim Brown in 2008 is Auchentibber Farm, just off Calderside Road at Sydes Brae. A handsome farm with impressive entrance and plentiful surrounding fields, the building was constructed in the early 19th Century. From the front gates are impressive views over all of Blantyre. The building is important for the area of […]