On 25th into 26thOctober 1919, homeless miner John Ryan broke into Fagan’s pawnbroking establishment in Blantyre. He made off with quite a haul taking over 80 items of gold and silver jewellery! However, police caught up with him in December that year and he was sent to prison.
In late February 1900, at Hamilton Sheriff Court, Elizabeth McCann, a 12-year old Blantyre girl stood in the dock awaiting to be charged. She was the daughter of William McCann, a miner who resided at Central Buildings on Glasgow Road. She was charged with 3 different acts of theft from shops in Blantyre. The […]
Dave Barry contacted me in October 2015, saying, “Dear Paul, Although not a native of Blantyre, I’ve unearthed some family history from the area, and have written the attached brief summary. While researching my great-grandfather, a grocer in Holytown who died aged 32, ruined by the crash of the City of Glasgow Bank in 1878, […]