Tag: station road

Advert: Hugh B Kerr 1950

  Hugh B Kerr & Son Ltd were Blantyre based building and civil engineering contractors in the mid 20th Century. In 1950, they had subsidiary companies Kerrlaw Quarry Ltd (suppliers of freestone and silica sand) on telephone Blantyre 231. Also Kerr Plant Hiring Co Ltd (plant hirers and contractors). Their offices were at Station Road with […]

Tommy Morgans Sweet Shop

Does anybody remember Tommy Morgans Sweet shop? Mr. Tommy Morgan ran a sweet shop during the 1960’s at the Village, Low Blantyre. It was located in a wooden hut situated on the east side of Station Road, directly opposite the entrance to Viewfield Avenue and near the north gable of the tenement at Ulva Place. Behind the shop was a […]

The Village Bar Blantyre – A History

I was surprised to learn nobody has ever written about the history of the Village Bar, so continuing my detailed look at Blantyre’s Pubs, I decided to write up an article. The Beginnings The Village Bar can be dated back to 1785, a time when Monteith’s were building the Blantyre Works. The new gated community […]