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Allison Place, Springwell, Blantyre

From the illustrated book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 One of the largest and oldest properties in Springwell on Glasgow Road was the well known and heavily populated former ‘Allison Place.’ Constructed in 1878 by Robert Lindsay for John Heriot of Wishaw, his daughter Ann Heriot, (a […]

Communist Blantyre 1920s

  Blantyre was known to have a communist party or organisation who met regularly throughout the 1920’s. Blantyre Communist Party owned and occupied a shed at 15 Forrest Street, Low Blantyre. However, in Autumn 1929, an event triggered the start of the demise of communism in Blantyre. On Thursday 5th September 1929, “red” or communist pickets […]