Tag: watch

Mr McDade’s Presentation 1889

In mid March 2016, I was contacted by James Bridges who wrote, “Hi Paul. I work at an auctioneers in Guernsey, the Channel Islands – we have just had a gold pocket watch consigned with an interesting inscription related to the Stonefield Independent Co-Operative Society, dated 1889 and presented to Mr. F. McDade. The inscription is beautifully […]

The 1745 Watch theft

It’s important that the “old stories” and “anectodes” of old Blantyre are told over again. These tales and legends shouldn’t be lost in our busy, daily lives. The Annals of Blantyre book of 1883 gives an account of a story passed down from 1745. Printed in full as follows: “Mr Moore of Greenhall has a […]