Tag: turners buildings

Turner’s Buildings (Central Buildings)

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Turner’s Buildings (Central Buildings)    One of the most populated buildings ever on Glasgow Road was the former Turner’s Buildings, or as they were also known, Central Buildings.    Before we explore this, lets clear up yet ‘ainother incorrectly previously […]

Glasgow Road – End of the Era

  This photo dates from around 1976 or 1977. It’s the end of an era for Glasgow Road as many buildings lay empty and vacant, ready for demolition. Some business still traded through right up until the point of neighbouring properties being demolished. The scene looks eastwards towards Hamilton and putting it in context, the photographer […]

Seven Squat at Turners Buildings

On Wednesday 5th August 1936, a  Councillor made a Plea for Homeless People in Blantyre. ” Lamentable Position ” of Seven Accused “We are of the opinion that the Housing Committee had discretionary powers whether to prosecute or not. We find, however, that the Department of Health states we must prosecute these squatters. Yet they will […]