Tag: weir

Blantyre Lawn Tennis Club

  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 […]

Drowning at Blantyre Weir 1932

  A drowning tragedy took place on Saturday 25th June 1932 at the Blantyre Weir, which spans the River Clyde, between Low Blantyre and Bothwell. Along with several companions 10-year old Alex, McDermott, who resided with his parents at 45 Murray’s Building, High Blantyre, was walking across the upper ledge of the dam. He lost his footing […]