Tag: nicholson

1924 Illegal Station Road Still

I was passed an interesting article from G Cook about an illegal still in Station Road. From 1924, “Sheriff Shennan, at Hamilton yesterday, imposed a fine of £75 on Alexander Dunbar Nicholson, who admitted having had an illicit still in his premises at 30 Station Road, Blantyre. Accused’s house was raided at midnight by the police, and the Fiscal stated that […]

Owners & Occupiers of Greenhall

This 1747 map of High Blantyre including Greenhall is probably the oldest map i have of Blantyre and shows Greenhall spelling as “Greinhall”, the same as it was in valuation records of the time. Several sources indicate that Greenhall house was built around 1760, but this map (which shows man made structures in red) clearly […]