Tag: telegraph

Blantyre 2017: Review of the Year

My other website “Blantyre Telegraph” records all the contemporary news as it happens in Blantyre, often exclusively announcing news ahead of official reporting sources and newspapers. For the last 6 years, its brought breaking news, photos, weather reports, events, whats on, job opportunities as well as remembering those who have passed. A registered charity, Blantyre […]

Death of a Glasgow Oarsman

James Banks M’Neill, well known aquatic circles, died on Friday 11th October 1878 at Blantyre, in his 49th year. He was a boatbuilder, a most successful teacher of swimming, and in his youthful days a splendid oarsman. He built boats, hired them out and was the originator and first secretary of the City of Glasgow […]