Tag: mccluskey

Illegal Whisky Concealment, 1916

Here’s an interesting wee story. On Saturday 30th September 1916, Mr Robert McKenzie of 56 Hall Street, Dixon’s Rows walked into a licensed Blantyre grocers not knowing that he was being watched. That evening, outside Alexander McCluskey’s licensed grocers shop were two policemen watching carefully who was going in. Inspector John Syme and Detective Sergeant […]

Blantyre Pawnbroking in the 19th Century

  It’s always fantastic when somebody researches a Blantyre subject in detail and shares those words here. Dave Barry had Blantyre ancestry involved in the pawnbroking business and has taken time to share his research here. The well written words are Dave’s and he’s given me permission to share them here. “In 1886, Blantyre had […]