Tag: miners welfare

John McDermott, MBE

An article I wrote about John McDermott for the Blantyre Telegraph some time ago, now transferred into the forthcoming book, “Blantyre People”. A more dedicated, professional person in the world of Sport you will never meet than ex-boxer and trainer, John McDermott, MBE. John has dedicated his life to sport, not just in his own […]

Royal Visit to Bowling Club 1942

Nathaniel Mains contacted me in September 2015, sharing these photos and adding, “My Grandfather William Mains playing bowls with the then Queen Elizabeth at Blantyre Miners Welfare circa 1945” I’ve seen one of the photos before but only in a poor resolution newspaper report. Nathaniel actually having the photos ensured they’re shared here in better […]