Tag: ww2

Carry On Kids – 1940

As Blantyre settled from the shock of World War II breaking out, life had to continue for our town, and that included children trying to enjoy themselves as best as they could. The Hamilton Advertiser told the story on 21st September 1940. A group of local children formed “The Thornhill Gang.” The boys and girls styled themselves […]

Robert Henry – We Miss You

This poem was in all probability written by the brother of Robert Henry/Hendry one of Blantyre’s sons killed during the Second World War. Wilma Bolton has recently sent it over to Blantyre Project for archiving. BROTHER! How sorely we miss you— you so wholehearted and true; Sacrificed in the blast of war’s madness, when the stirring […]