Tag: Village works

1905 Wages Building, Blantyre Village Works

A couple of excellent photos well over one hundred years old! Pictures around 1905 or so is the Wages Office building at Blantyre Works. The building was not isolated or detached, but instead at this time was still terraced. At the time, the first suspension bridge was still situated some distance upstream and was not […]

Last Bridgekeeper takes last penny

 On Tuesday 26th April 1949, one of the River Clyde’s oldest landmarks passed into the limbo of forgotten Blantyre things. The suspension foot bridge linking Bothwell with Blantyre was closed on that Tuesday night, and shortly after, dismantled. Opened in 1852, four years after David Livingstone left Blantyre, the bridge was built by the firm […]