With thanks to Anthony Smith for sharing this great photo. The date is February 1958. Left to Right are his brothers Stan,Pete, then Anthony and their mum. The location is outside 93 Bairds at the former Craighead Rows, Low Blantyre.
This fantastic picture is shared by Anthony Smith and shows the view across to Blantyre from the Priory Bing. Taken in the early 1960’s, this was the final few years of the bing, the last chimney seen standing on the right, demolished later in Spring 1969. This view looks across to Coatshill and Blantyre. […]
This wonderful photo was photographed in 1957 by the father of Anthony Smith who has kindly shared the scene here. Anthony’s brother is just in the foreground of this panoramic photo of Low Blantyre and Baird’s Rows, the tied miner’s houses. The dog track can be seen on the bottom left, and the vantage point […]
This photo is kindly shared her by Anthony Smith whose father took the photo on 15th June 1963. Anthony is one of the boys, pictured standing on the Craighead Viaduct. His family moved that year to Coatshill. Photographed from the Blantyre side of the River Clyde at Craighead Railway Viaduct, this was a dangerous time […]
Occasionally, I read about organisations that were short lived in Blantyre, or set up specifically for a cause during a short time. One such example of this was during WW2, when a women’s group was formed in Blantyre for the purposes of assisting with war efforts. I absolutely must include such commendable wartime actions […]
Until August 2015, I thought this building was named Peasweep, but recently found out that Peasweep was the row across the road from it, when in fact, this ruin was actually called Brown’s Land. Located just beyond the Auchentibber Road junction, actually on Parkneuk Road, going up Sydes Brae on the left hand side was […]