Tag: sandstone

Demolition Calder Street School, 2011

Near the end of June 2011, Contractors moved in to demolish Calder Street Secondary School. The Intermediate school which opened in 1912, was just 1 year short of its Centenary, though news of its imminent demolition and a wrongly written account (by others) of it opening in 1910, led to the school actually celebrating a […]

Gunpowder Explosion 1863

  This next story took place 155 year ago in Blantyre Stores, in the Village, Low Blantyre in the building which is now the Village Bar on Station Road. About two o’clock on Friday 23rd January 1863 three boys from Blantyre works were employed at Blantyre Stores for the day only. James Maxwell, William Maxwell […]