Tag: ritchie

David Ritchie Collection

Early Blantyre Photographer   I’m pleased to announce, that throughout every day in 2019, as well as the usual history stories, I’ll ALSO be featuring brand new, previously unseen old photos of Blantyre and surrounding areas.   In a collection of 344 fantastic photos taken between 1895 – 1920 by High Blantyre man David Ritchie, […]

1978 Weddings of Blantyre Folk

  Lets stay with 1978 and see some more Weddings featuring Blantyre folk! Miss Catherine Greenhorn of 7 Jedburgh Street, Blantyre married Alan Ritchie of Knightswood in early 1978. The wedding took place in St Andrews Parish Church in Low Blantyre. Hogmanay 1977, Miss Elizabeth Wotherspoon of 6 Wheatland Avenue and Mr William Allan of […]

Neilson Family Life 1912 – 1918

An extract from the book, “The History of Crossbasket Castle” by Paul Veverka (c) 1912 – Norah Mary Neilson (nee Addie) and Thomas Paterson Neilson, one of George Neilson’s sons had been living at Crossbasket from 1904 until 1912. The couple had married in Uddingston on 17th August 1904 living at Crossbasket with George immediately […]

Crossbasket 1904 and 1905

To be published on 14th February 2017 An extract from “The History of Crossbasket Castle” by Paul Veverka (c) 1904 – George Neilson’s remaining ownership of Crossbasket passed by quite unremarkably except for a time during April 1904. On 7th and 8th April 1904, a legal agreement was drafted between George and Mr. David Borrie […]

Blantyre mans Bigamy

A middle-aged Blantyre man, Mr. Malcolm Ritchie, was still in custody in mid December 1930 after appearing before Sheriff Macdonald at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday 8th December charged with bigamously marrying Georgina Marshall or Duff, 5 Charlotte Street, Glasgow. It is alleged he had done this well knowing that her husband was still alive. It was […]

1910 Calderwood Castle

Pictured here is extraordinary resolution is Calderwood Castle. Remarkably, the photo was taken in 1910, over 105 years ago, the glass plate captured by High Blantyre photographer David Ritchie. I’ve sub divided the image up into separate areas of interest, each highlighting some detail otherwise hidden by the original image. Of particular interest are the ornate […]