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Gunpowder Explosion 1863

  This next story took place 155 year ago in Blantyre Stores, in the Village, Low Blantyre in the building which is now the Village Bar on Station Road. About two o’clock on Friday 23rd January 1863 three boys from Blantyre works were employed at Blantyre Stores for the day only. James Maxwell, William Maxwell […]

The Village Bar Blantyre – A History

I was surprised to learn nobody has ever written about the history of the Village Bar, so continuing my detailed look at Blantyre’s Pubs, I decided to write up an article. The Beginnings The Village Bar can be dated back to 1785, a time when Monteith’s were building the Blantyre Works. The new gated community […]