Tag: priory bridge

Quick Questions

Genuinely asking. I don’t know the answers. Can you help…… 1. What year did the former 2 storey stone TENEMENT immediately next to David Livingstone Memorial Church get demolished? It opened out on to Glasgow Road, where now the modern flats are. 2. Who owned the land prior to 1971 that the PRIORY BRIDGE Housing […]

Priory Bridge Ironwork

These 2 photos were taken in 2014 and show the ironwork on the Priory Bridge, just off Glasgow Road. The redundant bridge over the River Calder isn’t in the best condition and these iron stanchions supporting the upper extended deck and parapets look to be fairly rusty. The ironwork was placed when the bridge was […]

Priory Road Bridge

Following the recent story about the road bridge near the Priory Bridge, here are more photos kindly shared by Alex Rochead. Built in 1928, the road to Halfway runs over the top of this, the bridge out of view from traffic. Alex told me, “These photos of the road bridge were taken many years ago […]

Blantyre Flooded out

In April 1925, Blantyre saw enormous flooding (as did much of Scotland). It caused SO many problems for businesses and individuals alike. In the area surrounding Blantyre, acres of fields were under water damaging new crops. On the tramway track, the flooding was most serious at Whistleberry Bridge near Springwell  and at the other end […]

The Stolen Purse

Isabella Stillie or Weir, the middle-aged wife of a pensioner, residing at Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, was before the Hamilton J.P. Court in October 1925 charged with having in July stolen a purse containing 8s and co-operative checks from the house of Mrs Chambers at Main Street, High Blantyre. A plea of guilty was tendered, and […]

Priory Bridge, Summer 2017

These excellent photos were taken last Summer (2017) by Alex Rochead, shared here with permission. From the upstream side on the River Calder is ‘The Priory Bridge’ looking through to the road bridge (twin culverts). I love this photo showing the 3 stages of construction. The original narrow bridge that couldn’t even let 2 coaches […]