Tag: St Josephs church

Old Original Bar, Blantyre

   1903 was a year of significant change at the Glasgow Road junction of Stonefield Road. Leading that evolution was the construction of the tall and impressive St Joseph’s Church on the north side, so distinct in style by use of its red sandstone, by comparison to other grey stone used in Glasgow Road. Trams […]

The Manses, Glasgow Road 1989

Here’s a view you won’t see often. Photographed from the steeple of the Livingstone Church in 1989 is the view across Blantyre to the north, looking down on to the TWO manses, (Livingstone and St Joseph’s Manses). Looks cold, perhaps the afterwards of prolonged, snowy weather. These prominent houses cannot really be seen from Glasgow […]

“Church of St Josephs” by J Cornfield 2005

  This is perhaps my most favourite poem by the late Jimmy Cornfield. Written in 2005, it details the events leading up to and around the construction of the church, which Jimmy has cleverly put into prose. Pictured alongside this poem, exclusively shown online for the first time is the St Joseph’s Church during the […]