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Excellence in Recitation

Auchinraith Primary School have a fantastic new annual award for pupils and it’s all thanks to Blantyre Project friend and ex Auchinraith pupil, Archie Simm! Pictured is the “The Robert Burns Award for EXCELLENCE IN RECITATION” award. The statuette stands 12″ tall (16″ with base) and is an amazing 13 pounds of solid bronze. The accompanying […]

The Ludger: William Paton (Auld Wullie)

Archie Simm has kindly written and shared this article about William Paton (affectionately known as Auld Wullie). A nice piece of recorded history and remembering a man who led an interesting life. “When the surge of coal mines proliferated in the late 1800’s in Blantyre and surrounding areas, the influx of miners and their families […]

Queen Elizabeth 2 Coronation 1953

Here’s a great article kindly written and provided by reader, Archie Simm. “On June 2nd , 1953 as part of the Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Coronation, throughout the UK there were neighbourhood and community celebrations big and small. Beech Place (a small cul-de-sac off Auchinraith Road between Elm Street and Logan Street) held their own neighbourhood […]