Tag: miner

Old Wull

Lanarkshire miner, “Old Wull“, home at the end of his mining shift washes at the family tub in front of the fire. A simpler time, when life certainly looks much harder. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: Helen Lawson Taylor They certainly had to […]

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

  Here’s a great little read to reserve for a rainy day. A kind man named Dave Henderson messaged me with an interesting online link. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Cl5sz5bUJxifqjz_0mJn2qb0HmO_AO11 This link will take you to the pages of a book written by William Laird Adam, the youngest brother of his 3rd great grandmother.  She and his grandfather’s family […]

1941 Nickodemus Kakta

  Anthony Smith has kindly shared this photo of his grandfather, Nickodemus Kakta. It was taken in May 1941 on the family’s allotment at the bottom row of Bairds Raws, Low Blantyre. The corrugated sheeting was the fence around Blantyre Celtic football ground,near the stand. While numbers of allotments fell in the 1920s and 1930s, following an increase […]