Tag: waterloo row

Annie Gilmour Dawson’s child

Here’s a story of a single woman who pursued money for the ‘upkeep’ of her illegitimate child at Blantyre Works, The Village in 1903. On 13th June 1903 at Hamilton Sheriff Court, Annie Gilmour Dawson of Mid Row, Blantyre raised an action against the father of her newborn child. Annie was already designated as ‘poor’ […]

Blantyre Village Works School

<<< Back to Schools I’m excited to show this photo, which I dont believe has ever been published or seen in general public. Pictured in some remarkable detail is the Blantyre Village Works School, near to the birthplace of David Livingstone. A crowd of 26 people most likely the pupils and teachers, face out towards […]

1931 Waterloo Row Plateau

Pictured in 1931 is the Suspension Bridge, photographed from Bothwell side looking over to Blantyre Works. The building on the hill is the Blantyre Works School, which David Livingstone himself had attended. The Bridge was built in 1852 and demolished in 1949. The tollbooth was on the Blantyre side at the entrance to the bridge.  […]

The Dolan Girvin Heritage

I hope I do this story some justice, especially as it ends with a kind and decent man in New York, who is very proud of his Blantyre heritage and especially as I’m now in regular contact with him. I’ve managed to find out some more details whilst researching this story, which I hope are […]