Margarets conversation

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Blantyre history

Margaret’s conversation to TDH on TalkingScot

Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History

Grandad planted this Monkey Puzzle treeNow just to set my family and Baird’s Row who, when and where; My Grandfather lived there as a 16 to 20 year old, he then married Elizabeth Finlay and they moved to Turnpike Road & Springwell Terrace, High Blantyre (on my Dad’s birth certificate it says Robertson’s Land, Springwell, Blantyre he was born in 1898). My Gran and Grandad are both buried in High Blantyre Cemetery.

You were talking about the cart path and the photo’s of the horse and cart, both my Grandad and Great Grandad had horse and cart my Great Grandad had 6 horses (according to census) sounds quite a lot to me for a man of meager means. When my Grandad lived in Baird’s Row in 1891 age 16 he was working as a wagon shifter in 1901 he was working as a Coal Pit Bottoman.

Please keep the stories of Blantyre coming really enjoy them and with your permission would love to add them to my family history files, so that my children/grand children will know something of their Scottish heritage.

Note from Bill: Margaret told me that her Grandad planted this Monkey Puzzle tree at her Gran’s grave in High Blantyre Cemetery, but the gardeners moved it to where it is now because they knew how big it would grow.

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Continuing the conversation between Thomas Dunsmuir Hartman in Chicago, formerly Logan Street, (known as TDH or Drapadew) and Margaret in Queensland Australia on TalkingScot.

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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