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?
Redcroft – in High Blantyre land came up for sale in 1863 near the Old Parish Church, called Redcroft. The ad went thus: “To be sold by Public Roup, in the Faculty Hall, Saint George’s Place, Glasgow, on Wednesday, 18 February, 1863, at Two o’clock, afternoon, unless previously disposed of by private bargain. An enclosed […]
In August 2015, I was contacted by Lesley Dawson from New Zealand who said, ” Hi Paul. I have contacted you before and was delighted to get your book. We are visiting (from NZ) Blantyre on Monday 24 Aug 2015. My ancestors Coats and Scott sailed to NZ in 1857. Could you recommend places we should […]
A couple of photos next from 1967. A family celebration as the Scotts celebrate a christening. Sent in by Neil Scott, he told me, “Maisie Gardner with daughter Christine and grandson Jimmy age 4 years and Donald age 3 months at Auchinraith Terrace at Donalds christening 1967. The other photo is Donald’s christening at Auchinraith Terrace […]
This picture celebrates a happy occasion. The 54th Wedding anniversary of Neil and Christine Scott, who were back at Blantyre Old Parish Church, the place they were married at. Neil has kindly scanned many photos from his families’ collection from the 1930s through to 1960s, which will feature here over the next fortnight. It is […]