Kelly Ann McCormick sent in this lovely video of Blantyre Weir earlier this morning of today’s snowfall from David Livingstone Bridge, the Village, Blantyre. Taken on Tuesday 9th February 2021, the slow motion effect making it rather spellbinding! What a lovely place we Blantyre people live in!
High up on the fields above Udston (now where the Westcraigs housing estate is) Private Weir of the Mechanical Transport section of the 4th Lanarkshire Battalion training on a motorcycle in 1942. Mr Weir is on the bike and his trainer looks on. Taken during the middle of WW2, the home guard played an important […]
The next in a new series of colourised old photos. Here’s what happens when you put a quality 1904 black and white image and colourise. A hundred and sixteen year old photo brought back to life in colour, letting us see what the demolition of Blantyre Mills must have looked like! In the foreground the […]
Gord Fotheringham who used to live in the village sent in this great photo. Taken in the 1950’s, it’s been recently colourised. The gang at the River Clyde weir is…. on top Snowy Rouse, Gord is the head you can see and also possibly John (Coby) McGuire. A brilliant Summer photo of friends having a […]
Moving on to some weddings from 1980. (Was that really 39 years ago?!) Do you recognise any of the couples. We hope they have had long and happy marriages. All into the archives on Blantyre Project. As always, if any person featured in these photos wishes them to be removed from the archive, please just […]
Blantyre Lawn Tennis Club – Between 1910 and 1915, this local sports club established tennis courts and a pavilion at 81 Stonefield Road. The club arrangements were done through Mrs Catherine Weir of 16 Victoria Street. The club bought the land from the Trustees of John Clark Forrest. At that time the adjacent Bowling club were […]