Tag: springwells

Demolition at Springwells

Work to demolish an old, dangerous tenement building in Springwells, Blantyre has started. Demolition contractors moved in this week to demolish the former Millers Fireplace and adjoining Frasers buildings on the North side of Glasgow Road near the Blantyre boundary with Burnbank. The stone built tenement building has been derelict for a few years, suffering […]

Springwell is in Blantyre!

  Appalled at recently finding out Blantyre’s boundaries had been changed, I’ve found a story that took place around the start of this carry on. The events take place after the 1975 abolishment of civil parishes and the loss of Blantyre’s long standing boundaries. In March 1979, Strathclyde Regional Council proposed to change Blantyre’s boundaries. […]

1978 Robertsons Expansion planned

  In December 1978, one of Blantyre’s oldest and most established companies “A Robertson & Co of Springwells” planned a programme of modernisation. The work was to safeguard the jobs at the factory and indeed create more! The plan was to introduce £200,000 of new bottling equipment in early 1979 to their soft drinks factory. […]