Mount Pleasant Building & Miners Cottages.

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, ScotlandGlasgow Road North

Mount Pleasant Building & Miners Cottages. (Sleepy Valley)

Mount Pleasant Miners Cottages, Blantyre Known locally as Deputy Raw’s or Dipity Raw’s as some called it.

These cottages were primarily used for the Deputies who worked at the Whistleberry and Craighead Pits.

The cottages were built by Robert Watson Builders, Glasgow.

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Your Comments:

Mary McGuigan: That’s what they are called, never knew that all times I passed them or stared over fae bus stop x.

Andy Macphee: Used tae fire golf balls at them, and played the grand national in their gairdens, back in the day.

James Mclean: Ahhh it’s the grand national lol.

Janette Brown: Aye it looks like them.

David Thomson: The grand national, every Springwell lads passage to rights lol.

Linda Halpin: We nearly bought one of those before we got married but lost out to someone else.!!

Whistleberry Bridge, BlantyreWhen you left Springwell and started traveling West along Glasgow Road, you passed under one of the two Railway Bridges across Glasgow Road. In between the two bridges was the Whistleberry Road, parts of which are still there. This road was popular with all the young courting couples from Blantyre, Burnbank and Bothwell. It was about a mile long and ran from Blantyre to Bothwell. The Craighead pit was down there on the left and the road going past the old pit took you towards a Railway and pedestrian bridge across the river Clyde into Bothwell. You can just see Mount Pleasant through the bridge.

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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