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William Galbraith 1782 – 1870

William Galbraith was born on September 9, 1782, in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, the child of William and Isabella. Making his way out in the world, he started working at Blantyre Works, in particular at the mill in 1798, perhaps attracted by that new industry being so close by to his hometown. This required a move to […]

The Village Bar Blantyre – A History

I was surprised to learn nobody has ever written about the history of the Village Bar, so continuing my detailed look at Blantyre’s Pubs, I decided to write up an article. The Beginnings The Village Bar can be dated back to 1785, a time when Monteith’s were building the Blantyre Works. The new gated community […]

The Barnhill School Room

<<< Back to Schools Very recently I found out that Barnhill had a little school. Well, to be more precise, it had a little building with one room used as a classroom. The little property was fully detached, made of stone with a thatched roof, opening out on to Bardykes Road, Barnhill. It was located […]

How Blantyre Mills nearly failed

I’ve been looking at Blantyre Village Works Mills in some detail this week. A subject that is well covered in other publications, but one which I’ve not posted often about. What I read both surprised me and educated me. Pictured first is a previously unpublished photo of Blantyre Works Mills taken allegedly in 1904 (though […]