Tag: miller

Connell – Russell Ancestry

Jenny Hutton asked, “Hi Paul, I’m looking for information on my ancestors John Connell and his wife Margaret Russell. John is referred to as a Miller in Millheugh late 1700s. Their daughter Margaret born in 1798 is my direct ancestor. I would be glad of any information that you can find on them” This was […]

Vintners

  Vintners – A popular profession in the 19th Century and perhaps earlier in Blantyre was that of being a Vintner. A winemaker or vintner is a person engaged in winemaking. They were generally self-employed although in later times became employed by wineries or wine companies, where their work included: Cooperating with viticulturists. Monitoring the […]

1930 The Blantyre Crowd

When we think of Speedway in Blantyre many people will think, as I did of the track and racers from July 1977 until the demise of the sport in Blantyre in September 1986. Others of a different generation, may remember certain Speedway racers on a National level like Tommy Miller or Ken McKinlay, from Blantyre, […]