Tag: whistleberry

Injured in Glasgow Road Banana Incident

On Saturday afternoon of 11th August 1934, at the Whistleberry Bridge, Blantyre, a motor delivery lorry belonging to Messrs Elder & Fyffe, banana merchants, Motherwell, was involved in a smash, and the driver had a remarkable escape from serious injury. The lorry swerved to avoid a collision with another car and cycle, and ran on […]

1931 Whistleberry Railway Bridge Renovation

A rare and wonderful photo from 1931 in Glasgow Road. Pictured is Glasgow Road leading off to Whistleberry Road and the replacement of the old iron railway bridge. The tram lines are evident running along Glasgow Road, under the railway bridge near Springwells. The contractors were William Arroll, whose site compound was situated alongside Glasgow […]

Demolition of Whistleberry Railway Bridge

Pictured here in mid 1970s, is the railway bridge at Glasgow Road being demolished. No longer in service or required, the bridge connected Hamilton West Station to High Blantyre Station and was situated at the corner of Whistleberry Road and Glasgow Road. It was being removed to make way for the new East Kilbride Expressway. […]

Auchinraith Curlers at Whistleberry

You may remember reading recently about my visit to the old Auchinraith Curling pond. You can read about that here. http://blantyreproject.com/2014/09/04/lost-at-whistleberry-curling-pond/ Blantyre man Gordon Cook recently read the article and has kindly passed me this amazing photo of the Curling team at Auchinraith. Likely to be taken in the late 1890s, it shows various men […]