Tag: police station

Origins of Victoria Street

Origins of Victoria Street    Unlike the other streets leading south we’ve explored so far and with exception of Auchinraith Road, Victoria Street joined Low to High Blantyre, cutting right through Blantyre and has many homes and public buildings.    During the 19th Century until the mid 1870’s, small track led up a slight gradient […]

Blantyre Police Station (Glasgow Rd)

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Police Station    Our Herbertson Street diversion over, lets get back to Glasgow Road. Prior to the existence of the current Police Station at Calder Street, Blantyre had an earlier police station at Stonefield.    During the mid 1870’s […]

Paint theft, from the Police Station!

SCOTS CONSTABLE ON TRIAL CHARGE OF STEALING PAINT On Monday 18th December 1933, the trial took place at Hamilton Sheriif Court before Sheriff Brown of Constable John Swanson, Lanarkshire Constabulary, residing at 45 Victoria Street, Blantyre, who denied stealing, between November 11 and 13 , a quart of paint and five gills of varnish from […]