Let’s go back 51 years with these treasured photos to Christmas 1970. This is my mother Janet Duncan and father Joe Veverka spending their first Christmas together as a married couple in Blantyre. My dad had only been in Scotland 11 months and as you see my mother is heavily pregnant, (I was born 2 […]
New Blantyre Project Book Launched!
Some exciting news tonight! Blantyre Project has launched its 11th history book about Blantyre! A remote launch online tonight, “The Story of the National Memorial to David Livingstone” is the first of several small affordable books to be launched in the remainder of 2021. This publication charts the remarkable, detailed story of how Blantyre slum […]
My Father, Joe – 1969
Glasgow Road South – New Book launched!
With so much going on personally in April, I’ve decided against a book launch in a local venue and just going to quietly launch my exciting new book, here now online. NOW available on Amazon and available to buy HERE on this page’s shop, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South” is a fantastic, definitive new book on […]
Christmas, simpler times
Next, a music band, with rather a close family connection. Two members of this local band are my family members. My sister Lorna and her husband Andy McGregor. Wilburnsilver was an indie folk pop band. Andy MacGregor, from Stonefield Crescent, Blantyre was the band’s lead singer and songwriter. Andy hailing originally from Wishaw led the six-piece band […]
Review 2015 and the road ahead
Can’t quite believe it’s so far into January already! The last few nights I’ve been filing away things from last year, tidying up my records etc and wanted to say thank you for all the support shown this last year. Let’s recap for a few moments…. Blantyre Project Websites To accommodate an expanding archive at Blantyre […]