Snippets of Yesteryear

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Snippets of Yesteryear

Bite sized chunks of Blantyre History

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Pan American World Airways

3000 Miles Alone

Chieftain Bus at Stoneymeadow

The Happiest Bus On the Blantyre Road

24-year-old Mary Limerick

High-Speed High Seas Romance For Mary From High Blantyre.

Craighead House on the outskirts of Blantyre, photographed in 1870 by Thomas Annan.

Roman Catholic Rally at Blantyre

Priestfield Rows

Heroes of Blantyre

The Blantyre Romance.

The Blantyre Romance

Boat House

The Story of Alexander McCallum Scott

A.R.P

Over 1,000 Volunteers at Blantyre

Blantyre Lodge 1859 map

Blantyre Lodge

Famous Players who started at Blantyre Victoria F.C.

Famous Players who started at Blantyre Victoria F.C.

Ken 'hurri-ken' McKinlay 1928-2003

How I began – Ken McKinlay

Hastie's Whisky Returns Home

Hastie’s Whisky Returns Home

Roll of Honour As displayed in Calder Street Secondary School

Roll of Honour

Gambling Tossing School

Gambling Tossing School

A Poem Worth Reading

A Poem Worth Reading

School Strike Threat at Blantyre

School Strike Threat at Blantyre

Fatal Boxing Bout at Blantyre

Fatal Boxing Bout at Blantyre

Murderous Assault on the Police at Blantyre

Murderous Assault on the Police at Blantyre

Birch for Blantyre Boy

Birch for Blantyre Boy

Decoration for a Blantyre Nurse

Decoration for a Blantyre Nurse

Jimmy Brownlie lived in the Hoolet's Nest

Death of Jimmy Brownlie’s Father

Blantyre Cottage Hospital

Blantyre Cottage Hospital to be Closed

Milheugh House, as it was before the second world war

Blantyre Trespassers Fined

Loss of Six Lives

Loss of Six Lives

Blantyre Silver Band

Band Contest at Blantyre

Dr Cowan Wilson Memorial Arch

Dr John Cowan Wilson

Miners alleged to have used Revolvers

Wild Scenes at Blantyre

Dookit Day Oot

Dookit Day Oot

Serious Fire in Blantyre

Serious Fire in Blantyre

No Legend - Plane Story is True

No Legend – Plane Story is True

Scottish Churchyard Treasure Hoax

Scottish Churchyard Treasure Hoax

The House by the Mill in the Meadow

Move to Purchase Milheugh Estate

Emigration to the USA

Emigration to the USA

The Blantyre Electric Cinema, nicknamed,"The Fleapit"

The Blantyre Electric Cinema, nicknamed,”The Fleapit”

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