Tag: stables

1975 Old Parish Manse Offices & Stables

  Pictured from the church carpark, looking northwards is the old Parish Church Offices, Stores & Stables. The photo was taken 43 years ago in 1975 and this building still stands today. In recent years it was extensively and beautifully converted to become Ederra Bridal Studio & Complexions Beauty Salon. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media […]

James B Struthers, Spirit Dealer

Mr James B Struthers was a well known spirit dealer at Stonefield and High Blantyre in the 1880s. He was an accountant from Wishaw still living there as late as 1875. On 23rd April 1872 he married Mary Ann Harrison at Cambusnethan and had son, also James in 1875. The couple went on to have other children, mostly […]

1953 Dixon’s Smiddy High Blantyre

A beautiful drawing by Reg (Turner?) from October 1953. The scene is High Blantyre and the artist would have been standing in what is now Priestfield Cemetery, looking back along the road towards High Blantyre. At the back, is Dixons Number 2 pit. On the left is Priestfield Terrace, a row of 16 coal miners […]