Who remembers this part of Stonefield Road looking like this? Taken in the 1970s, you can see the Butchers, John S McCallums sop and in the distance MacCorgarry’s. Whats your memories of these shops?
Here’s a great article kindly written and provided by reader, Archie Simm. “On June 2nd , 1953 as part of the Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Coronation, throughout the UK there were neighbourhood and community celebrations big and small. Beech Place (a small cul-de-sac off Auchinraith Road between Elm Street and Logan Street) held their own neighbourhood […]
Clydesdale Bank Building Known to be in Blantyre since at least 1879, the Clydesdale Bank was not in the 1875 valuation roll, but was in Naismith’s Directory of 1879, meaning a likely construction date between 1876 and 1878. Then known as the Clydesdale Banking Company, the business was founded in Glasgow in 1838 and […]
My good colleague, Garry Lee, who runs the wonderful Historic Hamilton facebook page, emailed me this photo adding, “This is a picture of my mum Janette McCallum sitting at the Blantyre boating pond. It would have been early to mid 70s.” Seeing the small wall around the boating pond at Stonefield Public Park (now […]
Ken Liddell emailed me this, “I was visiting your fantastic site to gather some info on Auchentibber Gardens. It occurred to me that someone might have or have access to information on Blantyre grocers from around the pre-WWII era. These are both family connections going under the names of “William Liddell” and “J & S McCallum”. […]
The Blantyre Picture Theatre was constructed in 1913 on Glasgow Road near the corner of Alpine Street. It was the first cinema in the area to show reels of film and proved an instant hit with the entire population, young and old alike. Built by EH Bostok, It proved an important local role in the […]
Mr Robert M’Callum of Blantyre who was warden of the Livingstone National Memorial at Blantyre was greeted by an unusual sight when he turned up for work one morning in May 1936. When going into the recreation park adjoining the memorial the other morning, he was surprised to see a fine specimen of a red […]
In September 2014, Claire Milne sent me an email, saying , “Hi Paul, fantastic site. My maiden name is Devlin. I have been trying to find out info about the Devlin family in Blantyre in early 1900s esp about my grandfather hugh Devlin. Just wondered if you had come across anything, Thank you, Claire milne.” […]