Those who know me well, know that I like to collect old ‘artefacts’ and things from Blantyre’s past. A little piece of nostalgia that I hope to put into a dedicated Blantyre museum someday. The latest addition to my collection are these signs? Recognise them? For decades they were the signs above the entrance to […]
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From the illustrated social history book… “Blantyre – Glasgow Road, The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016 – 2018. Coats House & Bake-house Sometime between 1832 and 1859, a 2-storey house was constructed westwards and adjacent to the changing house (later Stonefield Tavern). L-shaped on plan, it was distinctive in its appearance from […]
The Stonefield Tavern is one of Blantyre’s best known pubs. Situated in a prime location on the south side of Glasgow Road, directly opposite the junction of Station Road, it has good frontage opening directly out on to the pavement and remains popular to this day. It may surprise you however, to learn […]
Exclusively researched for the first time is the next building to the west. ‘Coats Buildings’ was a mid to late 19th Century census name for several buildings gathered in the same area on the south of Glasgow Road directly opposite the junction of Station Road. The small populated centre highlighted is thought […]
A photo next, shared by Drew Semple here a while back. Pictured is a rather busy Glasgow Road from Priory Street, at a time in the 1970s, when it was still open to traffic at its junction with Glasgow Road. In the background, The Broadway Cinema, Stonefield Tavern is still recognisable in the foreground. […]
1920 Glasgow Road. Stonefield Tavern on the left, The Co-op building nearby. Tram lines in the street and what busy pavements. The vacant ground on the right eventually became the Broadway Picture house.