This postcard was given to me by Blantyre Project reader Margaret Stewart in January 2020. (Its amazing that people can pass things over to me in my garden from the park!) It is of course Craighead Viaduct (not Greenhall). The photo dates from around 1904, though the colourised postcard is from 1909. Simply titled ‘Blantyre […]
This railway photos is allegedly Blantyre during March 1954. I have to admit I’m struggling a little with identifying it against the background topography. There’s a viaduct in the background left that can only be Greenhall or Craighead, which may be helpful. I would lean more towards Craighead. Any ideas where this is?
Need a little help with this photo. It’s from the mid 1980’s, so nearly 35 years ago. Clearly the railway is visible and seeing Dechmont Hill in the background means its photographed looking westwards. Workshop or factory in the middle, houses on the right. I suspect this the corridor linking Blantyre to Burnbank. Can you […]
The ceremony of breaking ground on the under section of the Strathaven Railway took place on Tuesday 4th May 1858 at the the farm of Broompark, Blantyre, the property of John Gardiner, Esq. Under the direction of the engineer acting on the line, a number of the adjacent proprietors and landowners whom the novelty of […]
I have a few old (pre digital) photos taken in Blantyre in 1999. Whilst they weren’t of much interest at the time, they may be now, almost 20 years later. Looking back at the Station, near the Village, Low Blantyre. What do you think? Has it changed much? Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. […]
During October 1926, the building inspector of the Middle Ward district of Lanarkshire reported an increasing tendency on the part of people to use for human habitation, temporary buildings of a somewhat insecure nature! A large number of railway carriages had been thrown on the auction market, and the inspector was having considerable difficulty […]
This wonderful picture is dated 4th June 1949. An excursion arrives into Blantyre Station having come from Springburn. Perhaps likely to be heading to the David Livingstone Memorial, there’s a pipe band been laid on for the arriving passengers. No electric overheads, the locomotives, steam powered giving way to diesel. You can see the […]