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1905 Blantyre Works Mills

Whilst this postcard of Blantyre Works Mills dates from 1905, I think it depicts a slightly earlier scene. By 1905, the mills had fallen into decline , yet in this postcard, nicely colourised, the scene looks pristine and new, (and effect i think of the colourisation and touching up the photo). The large mill buildings […]

Last Bridgekeeper takes last penny

 On Tuesday 26th April 1949, one of the River Clyde’s oldest landmarks passed into the limbo of forgotten Blantyre things. The suspension foot bridge linking Bothwell with Blantyre was closed on that Tuesday night, and shortly after, dismantled. Opened in 1852, four years after David Livingstone left Blantyre, the bridge was built by the firm […]