Tag: william johnstone

1978 Boxing Successes

A good show was put on by Blantyre Boxers in April 1978 at Meadowbank where the Scottish Youth Boxing Championships were being held. Three were among the medals. Sixteen year old Hugh Kelly who boxed with the Blantyre Miner’s Welfare Club lifted the Bantamweight Class B title. Fellow colleague William Johnstone (16), boxing lightweight just […]

Johnstone’s Laun, High Blantyre

  Mr William Johnstone was a baker, during the 1850’s and 1860’s at High Blantyre. He is recorded as providing the meal for the local curlers or the ploughing societies and had premises in High Blantyre’s Main Street. This consisted of a double tenement near Kirkton, and included a bake-house, the Post Office, two shops (1 of […]