Margaret Wilson shared this photo proudly adding, “This is a couple of High Blantyre lads. My dad John Morton is on the left and standing beside him is Peter Robertson.” Do you know these men? Perhaps Margaret could add a little more detail?
Next, we have a few weddings from 1967. First up is Miss Ann Wallace of Glasgow Road, Blantyre who married Mr Alistair Walker of Home Farm, Douglas. The couple were married at Anderson Church on Stonefield Road. Alistair was a constable with Lanarkshire County Police stationed at Cambuslang but was in the process of moving to […]
Moving on to some weddings from 1980. (Was that really 39 years ago?!) Do you recognise any of the couples. We hope they have had long and happy marriages. All into the archives on Blantyre Project. As always, if any person featured in these photos wishes them to be removed from the archive, please just […]
Some weddings of Blantyre folk who were married in 1980. First up is James Craig from 62 Station Road who married Hamilton lady Modena Spears. The couple married in David Livingstone Church on Glasgow Road. Jean Kyle of Auchentibber Court, High Blantyre married George Lawson, from Douglas. The couple married in 1980 in Burnbank. and […]
Construction of the Railway through Blantyre didn’t get off to a great start, despite the optimism spoken at the start of construction work in 1859. Not only did a gaffer get mown down by a train within the first few months, but just as tragic, another gaffer lost two of his children! During the evening […]
A few more Blantyre weddings for you today. All from 1967. First pictured is Mr Walter McCart of 10 Chestnut Grove, Blantyre who married Miss Margaret McLean at Castlemilk. Also in 1967, Miss Sian Evans of 5 Earnock Street, Burnbank married Joseph Jones of 1 Berkley Drive. The couple were married in St Josephs […]
Whilst visiting Kirk Care Home back in December, resident Tom Robertson gave me a copy of this fantastic photograph of a time when he lived at “Greencroft” at Bardykes Road. At the time four families lived there including the Bowies, a family of florists who had a shop in Glasgow Road. Tom described how the […]
Thanks to Marion Robertson for sharing this still from her home cine movie. Pictured at the corner of Station Road and Glasgow Road are people lining the streets at the Broadway Cinema, which is believed to be part of the crowd lining the street for the Queen’s visit through Blantyre in 1962. How great to […]