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Remembrance Events

Priestfield Hall, High Blantyre People are invited back to Priestfield Hall, High Blantyre at 3.30pm today, Sunday 11th November 2018 to hear Gordon Cook’s presentation about Auchentibber history. The event marking 100 years since the end of WW1 is being celebrated in true style, with the Community Council doing a fantastic job in decorating the […]

1900s Main Street

  A fantastic photo of Main Street, High Blantyre, taken around the first decade of the 1900’s. In the foreground, the tenement that still stands was JB Struthers Inn and the Masonic Lodge (long before the roughcast covered the stone). The Priestfield tree is MOST prominent in this photo, even in 1900, estimated as being […]

Dixons Vent Pipe, Hillhouse Rd

Pictured here in April 2016 by Blantyre’s Alex Rochead is a black modern vent pipe, which is inserted into the ground, just off the pavement on Hillhouse Road, High Blantyre, directly across from the Priestfield Cemetery. The pipe serves to vent gasses from the former William Dixon’s Colliery tunnels far below the ground.With the worst mining […]