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1979, The Blantyre Project

  By the start of June 1979, the first ‘positive’ visible signs on site of the multi million pound venture between ASDA and Hamilton District Council was apparent. Phrases like “Blantyre bomb site”, “open crater” and “dereliction beyond belief” were to be a thing of the past, as contractors confirmed that almost all of the […]

McVaney’s Land, Blantyre

Born in 1840 in Ireland, William McVaney and his wife Agnes Gilmour moved to Blantyre during the 1880’s. In 1891, they lived at Greenside Street (then called Green Street) on the north side of Glasgow Road, not far from where the traffic lights are now at Clydeview Shopping Centre.    Sometime between 1892 and 1894, […]

1967 Blantyre Weddings

  Three more Blantyre weddings for you, this time from 1967. First is Morag Russell and Robert Crothers. Morag lives at 11 Fir Grove, Viewpark, but it was Robert who was a Blantyre man. When he married, he was living at 1 Priory Street, Blantyre. Staying with 1967, Miss Moira Lee of 164 Victoria Street married […]

Glebe Cottage, High Blantyre

Glebe Cottage was a former, substantial double villa dating from between 1875 and 1879 located on Craigmuir Road immediately adjacent to the High Blantyre Station. The land was owned by the church, in particular with Rev. Stewart Wright noted as being the owner in the Valuation 1875 roll, which indicated “Glebe Land” with no indication […]