Thank you to Duncan Slater for sending over these photos of Blantyre Scout’s Camp to Inverary in 1947. Duncan has kindly named the people he recognised, which is always a plus point in older photos. Are you related to or know anybody in these?
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 […]
These three photos are courtesy of Jean Robertson, each taken in 1957 and feature Priestfield Terrace, High Blantyre, on what is now Hillhouse Road. Built as miners homes for Dixon’s pits, the cottages were arranged in 4 blocks of 4 semi detached. Brick and slate built, they were immediately beside the collieries in High Blantyre, […]
It is with the utmost pleasure and thanks to Marion Robertson for sharing some of her precious and treasured Blantyre family memories here. A cine film from 1961 (in colour) taken at Glasgow Road and Station Road amongst other places. Two wonderful minutes of rare nostalgia. You can view the uploaded video here on our […]
Main Street, Blantyre in June 1949 was the scene of a tragic accident destined to shape the lives of two Blantyre people. This is a story very hard for any of us to comprehend and is quite simply heartbreaking. Mr Alexander Robertson returned from his work as an iron moulder, on the evening of Wednesday […]