Tag: welsh

Auchentibber Primary School 1880 – 1962

<<< Back to Schools Adjacent to the site of “Springpark Pub” on the southern side of Auchentibber Road. First mentioned in Blantyre’s history, proposed in February 1879. Built in 1880 after intervention by Father Peter Donnelly of St Josephs RC Church. This was to be a small school to assist the families that lived in […]

James Dunlop, Headmaster Auchinraith

Pictured here in 1945 is Mr. James Dunlop, who was the headmaster at Auchinraith Primary School. Alongside, a couple of decades earlier is his wife. Auchinraith Primary School opened in August 1900 and was extended in 1905. Its first headmaster was Mr. Joseph McNish, who died very soon after in 1903. He was succeeded by […]

Blantyre Sneddon , a royal lineage

From time to time, i lend my time to assisting people with ancestry and finding where they originated from. One such enquiry for assistance came from John Sutton, who on New Years Day 2014 wrote to me with the following message. “Hi. I’m trying to trace my grandfathers family. He was John Sneddon b1900. Blantyre. […]

How to Annoy the Neighbours

During January 1934, a neighbours dispute in High Blantyre escalated to ridiculous proportions. Mr Alexander Gillespie of 3 Welsh Drive, Blantyre ended up in court, accused of harassing his neighbour, also called Gillespie, using the most ingenious and incredible method. For whatever reason, the two men had grudges against the other. They decided to take […]