Around 1898, Mr. Alexander Smellie bought a 1 acre plot of land to the south of his buildings. Upon it he built a hayloft, stables and a slaughterhouse, as shown in our highlighted map. Entrance to the properties would likely have been off Springwell Place, the road leading from Glasgow Road, just as […]
Blantyre Past – or Present?
Betty McLean in Canada sent me a very interesting newspaper clipping from the East Kilbride News from Friday, June 28th, 1968, which touched upon Glasgow Road looking unchanged for 70 years! Nothing could now be more further from that statement, with the subsequent 1970’s redevelopment of Glasgow Road transforming the old character through demolition […]
James McGurk Connections
I recently told a news story about two Blantyre miners who died in a pitfall accident in 1901. Henry Tennant and James McGurk. You can read it here http://blantyreproject.com/2013/08/22/im-away-then/ I was emailed by Mr Patrick Whelan who said, “Dear Mr.Veverka, In the process of doing some ancestry research I came upon the article on your […]