In December 2016, Graham Glen contacted me saying, “I am researching the work of my maternal grandfather, Glasgow master glass stainer James Benson, who was prolific in producing church memorial windows and domestic panels around 1890 until 1914. He is on record as having work installed at the Livingstone Masonic Lodge. I would be most grateful to receive any information you have in connection with the old Masonic Lodge. Any reference in records or, of course, a photograph, would be wonderful. I look forward to hearing from you.”
I was able to send this reply:
Graham – Thanks for your email and what an interesting subject to be researching. It’s always good to be able to add who was involved in the construction of Blantyre’s old buildings so thank you firstly for that note.