Tag: squatter

Blantyre Squatter forced to leave in 1933

I’m often reminded while looking at Blantyre’s history, that there was a terrible housing shortage in our town especially during the 1930s and 1940s. One such story reinforces this. A touching story of a squatter’s plight was told by a Blantyre man in Hamilton Sheriff Court on 2nd October 1933. He was Edward Cornfield, miner, of 3 Victoria […]