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1979 Stonefield Parish Church Fire

  Another remarkable photo from 1979. This time showing the brave firemen at the top of Stonefield Parish Church on Glasgow Road after it burned down in September of that year. The photographer must surely have used a lens on his camera to capture this scene. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use […]

1979 St Andrews Church Fire

A pall of smoke hung over Lanarkshire on the afternoon of Monday 3rd September 1979. Upon investigation it was found that the St Andrews’s Church (formerly Stonefield Parish Church) on Glasgow Road was on fire. The fire representing the latest incident in a string of bad luck for this church. As brave firemen worked hard […]

Little Lizzie’s Prayers

I just LOVED this story. Elizabeth McCourt is an elderly Blantyre lady who once lived in Auchinraith Road, Blantyre during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Although now living in Australia, she remembers vividly her youth in Blantyre, especially during wartime years. With help from her son, Elizabeth contacted me back in January 2018 with a delightful […]