Tag: william benham

Old Original Bar, Blantyre

   1903 was a year of significant change at the Glasgow Road junction of Stonefield Road. Leading that evolution was the construction of the tall and impressive St Joseph’s Church on the north side, so distinct in style by use of its red sandstone, by comparison to other grey stone used in Glasgow Road. Trams […]

Benham’s Shop 1921

I read with interest recently that Valerio’s cafe (Mickeys) sold cigars and cigarettes and “due to them owning the building in Stonefield Road throughout the 20th Century, constricted the sale of cigars and cigarettes in the adjoining newsagents.“ I’d just like to point out that thats completely wrong and wasn’t the case. Not only did […]