Photos of Dixon’s Colliery Pit 2 are few and far between. The colliery sat high on elevated ground at the bottom of Sydes Brae overlooking High Blantyre. To put this photo in context , you have to imagine a time before the Expressway and in context the Big H roundabout at the end of Douglas […]
I’m not a great fan of artificially colourised postcards, but sometimes they are done quite well and worth showing. This certainly is one of the better ones. I’ve scanned it in a fairly good resolution. Pictured in 1912, is Blantyre Station looking down the line towards Glasgow. These buildings are all now demolished, but the […]
Blantyre Speedway during the Late 1970s. This photo was shared by Gary Doonin. The photo appears to be the old original speedway track taken from Glasgow Road end of track .To put this into modern context, since the track is no longer there today, behind that grandstand would be where Lidls and B&M are now.
I recently posted an article about Craighead Greyhound Racing track, formerly located in Springwells. Blantyre man Alex Rochead read the article and shared these two photos from 1965. Alex told me they were attached to an article about the renovation of the greyhound track on 19th March 1965 which had the headline, “Dog racing fans […]
On Tuesday 26th July 1881, an alarming railway accident occurred at Low Blantyre Railway Station. The Glasgow Herald reported: Yesterday morning an alarming accident happened on the Caledonian Railway at Low Blantyre Station, causing considerable damage to rolling stock, and delaying the ordinary traffic. At five o’clock, on a mineral train of empty wagons, which […]