The Buggy Buildings

Blantyre's Ain Website

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, ScotlandGlasgow Road South

The first street on your left would be Elm Street leading to Glasgow Road.

The Buggy Buildings

Buggy Buildings

‘Buggy Buildings’, was the name given to a three storey tenement which was situated on Auchinraith Road, between two smaller tenements. No one knows why it was given the name as it was no ‘buggier’ than any other buildings, but it was probably due to the builders using reclaimed timber, which was already riddled with bugs.

The three properties were owned by two Australian brothers who gave the proper names of, James Place, Melbourne Place (The Buggy) and Radnor Place.

This is a great view of the Buggy Buildings on Auchinraith Road.

The road leading to the Buggy Buildings is Elm Street.

The Church of the Nazerine is the second from the bottom right.

At the top of the photo, there are prefabs in High Blantyre, which were the largest prefab scheme in Blantyre.

 Buggy Buildings
 Children at the Buggy BuildingChildren at the Buggy Building Bill,

I have copies of these photos that were inherited from my late grandfather, William Dobson, although I don’t know who any of these people are.  I think that they are
associated with the “Buggy” buildings, so if any of the visitors to this site could shed any light on them, then I would be obliged. 

Thank you so much and keep up the good work.

Kind regards

Elizabeth Dobson Grieve

 Your Memories:

Gran Dobson's Women's Guild

Great website !!!! On page 6 of your old photographs, the above lady posted a labeled “Gran Dobson’s Women’s Guild” and asked if anybody could identify them.

I don’t know how long ago it was, but I can help.

This was a snap of St Joseph’s Catholic Women’s Guild in 1950s on their September weekend trip to Blackpool. My Mother, Mary Peat is in the back row left, framed by the door. The lady kneeling on the far left was called Lizzy Reilly and the lady on far-right standing with the bag was Cummiskey, who had a son and daughter Alec and Morag and is the grandmother of your Poetic contributor, who talks about the Whelan’s and the Cummiskey’s.

Archie Peat, Liverpool

The Siegel family members who in the 1901 census lived in the Buggy building the girl is Annie Siegel.

The Siegel family members who in the 1901 census lived in the Buggy building the girl is Annie Siegel.


If you have any Photos… Send them to Bill

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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