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10 June 2017
My new book, a 7th no less, “Blantyre Images” goes on sale globally. Read here.

28 May 2017
Several website enhancements have been activated. Read here.

25 May 2017
I’m thinking of launching a Blantyre Telegraph Annual under my publication company, “Blantyre Project”. Read more here for news.

17 February 2017
New book out today! Annals of Blantyre is launched , available online from Amazon with free delivery. Read more here.

08 February 2017
wow! 12,000 likes on our Facebook Page! Now THATS something! Read here.

05 February 2017
Been trying my hand at Colouring old Black and White photos. I think I’ll create a new colour photo section on the site, with these reworked photos. More here.

12 December 2016
We’ve now hit an amazing milestone! 3,000 articles posted on this website!!

30 November 2016
Continuing taking Blantyre Project out and about. Tonight I had a fantastic evening presenting Blantyre History to the elderly residents of Kirk Care, High Blantyre. Read more here.

28 November 2016
Very thrilled to be presenting Blantyre Project at local David Livingstone Memorial Primary School today! Had a great time! Read more here.

07 November 16
Announcing that Blantyre Project’s transcribed version of “The Annals of Blantyre” will be released for publication in January 2017. The first of THREE amazing books coming in 2017!

24 October 16
Wanted! Fake Blantyre images lifted from this website without permission and photoshopped with a black and white dodgy sunny sky and clouds into them. If YOU see any online, send me the link and I’ll email you a genuine, high resolution, un-watermarked original image of it.

22 September 16
I was presenting at the Womens Guild at High Blantyre Parish Church this evening. Great turnout and fantastic to show so many new photos to a captive audience. Thanks Ladies. I hope to be back.

03 September 16
Blantyre Project is featuring at Lanarkshire Family History Society show in Motherwell this Saturday from 9.45am.

26 Aug 16
My draft for National Trust’s exhibition is now sent off and has been approved by NTS. Looking forward to opening an exhibition in Blantyre very soon. This is just the start in a more interactive way for all people of Blantyre to be able to enjoy Blantyres History Archives.

30 June 16
A message about work life balance. Read more here.

08 Jun 16
Was dinner speaker at Crossbasket offering up history of the Castle when asked. Had a wonderful 7 course meal and great company too. Brilliant evening.

07 Jun 16
A walk through Greenhall & Milheugh with Friends of the Calder. Enjoyed offering up some history. Nice company too.

2 Jun 16
A series of planned History presentations is scheduled for Autumn. Starting on 22nd September at High Blantyre, dates and venues will be announced shortly. Presentations will be free and will co-incide with the launch of a further small booklet by Blantyre Project Publications. More soon.

1 Jun 16
I am pleased to announce that Blantyre Project will soon become “Blantyre’s Official History Archive.” During the last couple of years and especially in 2015, photos, books, newspapers and artefacts have been bought, restored and collected with permissions from many sources and at some personal expense for the specific purpose of returning a high resolution collection for everybody to see. I’m now working with the National Trust to formalise and handover the entire collection for preserving at a “local venue” to be announced, for future generations. Very exciting!! As this research and collection has now passed beyond being a hobby and moving to an official archive, other websites using this material without Blantyre Project’s permission will be strictly pursued for the material to be removed first via webshosting services being served, then if required, personally by lawyers intervention. One such website (the so called Blantyresain) is already in the course of having to remove all the photos and words they have copied from Blantyre Project. The theft is so extensive, I have been advised to compile an entire document, rather than serve a legal letter, something that is taking some time to do. This planned legal intervention is very rare though and only is being compiled as the owner is not just stealing content, but actually has the audacity to try to pass it off as his. All the content being compiled in that document will be removed from his site before the official archive opens offline.

15 May 16
Aiming for the 9th July (Blantyre Gala Day) for the opening of the Blantyre Project 1st Exhibition at Blantyre’s David Livingstone Centre, but thats still to be confirmed.

08 May 16
SO excited to be working alongside National Trust for Scotland and the staff at David Livingstone Centre. The first draft of articles for appearing at the forthcoming Blantyre Project exhibition at David Livingstone Centre is now uploaded for NTS to start their graphical magic in creating the panels. I’ve also been discussing longer term plans for archiving all of Blantyre Project in an official local Blantyre Museum archive. I’m so excited for this. More details soon.

30 Apr 16
It’s of no surprise for me to see today, that “Blantyresain” website is still taking content off this Blantyre Project website without permission (both graphical and now my narrative too!). Shamefully, he’s is named here as Mr Bill Sim, something i have no problem in naming him for he is also putting up images of my family and of those that belong to others with absolutely no credit back to them. I have spoken to some of his family members who appear disgusted at his actions, yet even they are unable to convince him to do the right thing and remove them. With exclusivity coming up in exhibitions , presentations and further books and a willingness to protect my images, content and try to protect the ownership of the images that people have only shared here, that website has forced me to watermark images and retain the original high resolution image for future publication in Blantyre Project books and exhibitions, rather than displaying them here. It is the umpteenth time I’ve had to change arrangements here, (e.g posting, scheduling, etc) due to his continual and admitted theft of content. I’ve issued severely worded and legal takedown notices to his webhost and been assured by them that they will treat it seriously , suspending his website if needed. At least thats something. I’m also still assessing the impact of his actions, reserving right to pursue theft of my intellectual property. I’m not having my research appearing on somebody else’s website before it appears in my books! The individual in question has no moral fibre, perhaps thinks its all a game, rather than the destruction of a man’s effort, legacy and livelihood and is still trying to pass off my research as his own, unwilling to link to the source of the image and narrative.  His low actions disgraces himself in a way that disrespects Blantyre itself. Thankfully the real Blantyresain folk are nothing like him, but there’s always a ‘bad egg’ wherever you go.

24 Apr 16
I’m pleased to announce Blantyre Project in conjunction with the National Trust for Scotland, will be hosting a local history exhibition for Blantyre this coming Summer at David Livingstone Centre. This is something I’ve been working on and people will be treated to an exclusive look at some new images along with the detailed history of the people of Shuttle Row. (with exception of David Livingstone himself, whose story is already well documented). More information soon.

On other news, I have committed to a series of free history presentations around Blantyre and Hamilton in the Autumn 2016 for various clubs and organisations who have approached me in recent months. Some of these I have combined to make things a little easier. A schedule of dates and venues will be released soon.

23 Apr 16
Apologies if you’re reading the words ‘exclusive’ or ‘new’ under photos here and then seeing them on another site called ‘Blantyre’s Ain’. The owner of that site, a Blantyre man Bill Sim is shamefully continuing to take images from this site and put them on his without permission from either myself or the shared owners, incredibly even displaying the images my family took without any sort of credit. He goes to great lengths to avoid mentioning me, or Blantyre Project. He has been asked time and time again to credit the source and refuses to, so I have no problem in naming him now. With narrative destined for forthcoming books also taken, it is downright copyright theft with many of the images enhanced and amended in preparation for an exclusive offline exhibition. He has now been approached in a formal manner to remove them. If anybody else wants to use images or narrative, thats fine by me, as long as the image or words links directly back to the article here, crediting “Blantyre Project by Paul Veverka” for the work.

20 Mar 16
Something I’ve been meaning to do for a LONG time. Write a book about Blantyre for children. Well, today sees the launch of “Colouring in: Blantyre”, one of a planned series of colouring books for primary school age children. Its now available in our shop, and sold from today on a global basis on AMAZON. Now on sale.

18 Mar 16
Today, I’m exceptionally proud to be honoured, along with Gordon Cook and Jim Brown, by the Provost, and receive South Lanarkshire Council’s Community Service Award. Thanks to Councillors John McNamee for the nomination. For once I’m speechless, but extremely pleased and proud.

15 Mar 16
was delighted this evening to host a history presentation at High Blantyre Baptist Church Hall. Hope all the Ladies Club enjoyed the show.

14 Feb 16
Blantyre Project articles are being well received each month in the Blantyre Telegraph newspaper.

31 Dec 15
Announcing a brand new book from Blantyre Project. “Blantyre Statistical Accounts” are out today priced at only £3.99. See our shop and here for more details.

14 Dec 15
Time running out if you want to grab a hold of Blantyre Project books in time for delivery for Christmas. Read more here .

30 Nov 15
What a brilliant week! Over 80 people turned up at the book launch, meaning the small venue was once again almost full on 26th November. Book sales were excellent for launch night with all proceeds raised for charity. The Festive market went well too on 29th November, despite the weather having other ideas. I now look forward to a quiet December and opening up the next book draft in 2016 , for something a little different.

25 Nov 15
Discounts for new Book Launch “Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3” being offered to anybody attending the book launch on 26th Nov.

11 Nov 15
Banners have arrived for the book launch! Exciting times! A recent large order by Crossbasket Estate for some of my books and  with Blantyre Project being non profit making means the proceeds will directly benefit Blantyre children this Christmas, via a donation to our sister site, Blantyre Telegraph.

10 Nov 15
Exciting new changes coming to enhance the Blantyre Project website! Read more.

23 Oct 15
Blantyre Project followers on Twitter now growing in number! Amazing to think we’ve been on Twitter and Facebook each day now for over 3 years. Thank you to the many thousands of people following this website. You’re the best!

23 Sep 15
Some Statistics about my next book. Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3 will be out in November 26th. A further THREE book drafts of a different type are already open and being worked on for 2016. Expect 2016 to be THE year of “Blantyre Project!” awareness in our home town.

01 Sep 15
Announcing 2 new features on our Facebook page today. A fully built in duplicate version of THIS website, built into Facebook AND also a brand new global discussion forum. Read more here. This comes at a time of record high fan likes on our page at over 10,540 even before our brand new advertising campaign about to be launched around Lanarkshire at the end of this month. Thanks to everybody following this website. We hope you’re enjoying the quality of the unique posts, the plentiful fresh new daily content and accuracy of Blantyre facts.

30 Aug 15
Announcing book launch event on 26th November 2015 for Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3

09 Aug 15
Latest Book Cover has been designed. A sneak preview.

19 Jul 15
Website enhancements now live!

16 Jul 15
Yeah! Our photo of Kirkton won Hamilton Advertisers Picture of the week!

15 Jul 15
Blantyre Project is now also on Twitter

30 Jun 2015
Blantyre Project will be online for 3 years.

27 June 2015
It’s the gala day and Blantyre Project has a stand selling books for charity AND giving away an excellent hamper for the tombola. I’ll be at the stall from 1pm -3pm, the rest of the day spent volunteering as a marhsall.

18 June 2015
With Blantyre Project integrated fully into the new Blantyre newspaper, The Blantyre Telegraph, we have seen likes to our page on Facebook rise significantly. Indeed, today, we’ve just passed 10,500, with the trend set to continue as readership of the Telegraph grows. Well done to everybody who stops to take an interest in both Blantyre Project and my Blantyre Telegraph paper.

06 June 2015
I met Margaret Ferrier at the Gala day today at High Blantyre, who’s stopped for a chat about Blantyre Project. Read more here.

25 May 2015
Blantyre Project has hit Quarter of Million website hits! Amazing!

09 May 2015
Some more information on 2016 and 2017 Blantyre Project Publications.

01 May 2015
The official launch of “The History of Crossbasket Castle” book by Paul D Veverka. now on sale. Click “Shop”

27 April 2015
Blantyre Project 3 books head into The National Archives of Scotland!

17 April 2015
More about “The History of Crossbasket Castle” book which is coming soon. Update. Read more about the book launch here.

02 April 2015
I am pleased to announce, a third book will be available from Blantyre Project near end of April 2015. For the last 6 months, I’ve been writing “The History of Crossbasket“, which will be a definitive history book for Crossbasket Castle, its previous owners and tales associated with the house, including a chronological history of extensions, additions and renovations. At 243 pages, 62,300 words and 104 illustrations and photos, this will be my third major book, taking a different and more focused direction from the others. It will be available to buy online only and will coincide with the imminent opening of the Castle as a Wedding Venue. More soon!

26 and 27th March 2015
Blantyre Project has donated some articles and photos to Rutherglen’s WW1 performance “Keep the Home Fires Burning” to be shown at the Town Hall. Read more here

25 March 2015
Historic Scotland places order for Blantyre Project books. Announcing that BOTH Volume 1 and Volume 2 are on sale in the David Livingstone Centre gift shop, as well as now being fully restocked in the Blantyre Miners Welfare, Community Resource Centre. Look out for the banners.

14 March 2015
Jimmy Mays sandwich shop in High Blantyre now features posters and prints donated by Blantyre Project.

16 February 2015
Blantyre Project Newsletter for February now available in local shops! More here

12 February 2015
Sponsoring the Hoolet’s Pub Quiz night by donating the team prizes.

9 February 2015
Intended Evening history presentation by Blantyre Project at High Blantyre Baptist Church to the Women’s Rural club. Private function.

8 February 2015
Twenty two prints donated to Kirkview Care Home at Hunthill Road to feature in their new reception area, recently decorated. Prints were also mounted and framed. Read more here.

31 Dec 2014
Blantyre Project’s Happy New Year message

21 Dec 2014
Blantyre Project’s new book has now been delivered for free to all of Blantyre’s Care homes and sheltered housing complexes, distributing history to the town’s elderly population just in time for Christmas! This was done at my cost, as my present back to the community.

18 Dec 2014
Blantyre Project books are now back in stock at the Blantyre Miners Welfare Community Resource Centre, priced with a £3 discount, at £12. Just in time for Christmas! Blantyre Project December newsletter also goes on sale today priced at just 50p, with all proceeds going to the Haven. Thats £727 raised this year for charity! Read more about that here

13 Dec 2014
A full list of people who have noted and credited comments in Blantyre Project – A Volume in Time 2

12 Dec 2014
In early November, I got new software to mass embed source ID data into image files. It’s been a bit of a task assigning Blantyre Project images, but it means I can now finally track the use of all images on this site. By right clicking on online photos on other sites and no matter what its been renamed as, cropped or edited, I can see if the file source website was Blantyre Project. As always, I’m happy giving anybody images from this site to use online as long as they mention Blantyre Project beside the image. I’ve done this as I wish to ensure Blantyre Project continues to have the highest resolution, unique and best images of Blantyre in my books and websites.  Others watermark old pictures, which I’m not a fan of doing. Incredibly I’ve seen somebody just take them, without asking simply as the images here are better.  So, yesterday evening, I finally finished embedding metadata on all published images on this site to date so that their use (authorised or not) can be tracked online, something done automatically going forward using my new fancy photo software. Thank you to Peter at EZrawfile for setting this up and helping me set up the reporting backoffice end. You have the patience of a saint, sir.

10 Dec 2014
Blantyre project books now BOTH on sale from today at Blantyre Miners Welfare Community Resource Centre, a place i’m very fond of! Thanks to the staff. Read more.

07 Dec 2014
Blantyre Telegraph import now complete. From today, Blantyre Project will feature all the current and local modern news in Blantyre as well as continuing to investigate and feature the past! Read more here and see the excellent new Blantyre Telegraph logo.

05 Dec 2014
Bit of an announcement coming on 25th December!

30 Nov 2014
Thank you to all the people who bought books from my stall at the market today. There were over 2,000 people attended the Festive event, which was the largest Christmas market Blantyre has seen. The best family day out in Blantyre without a shadow of a doubt.

26 Nov 2014
Book launch evening at the Stonefield Bowling Club. Funds raised for the Haven and over 90 people attended to capacity venue! Most exciting, fun night of the year for me!

20 Nov 2014
Blantyre Project November Newsletter is now on sale around the town.

7 Nov 2014
Books have now arrived, which means everything is now ready for the Book Launch! Read more. Also, my web host has finally been able to help me with problems scheduling posts. From 25th November, all posts on this website will be posted at EXACTLY the same time as they appear on Facebook. At last! You cant believe how long I’ve waited for this upgrade. More here

6 Nov 2014
Books have now left the printers and being shipped to the UK ahead of launch. They’ll also be available worldwide from the 26th Nov. Flyers and Banners have been bought ready for the launch. More here

4 Nov 2014
Made it to today’s Daily Record Newspaper! Story here

26 Oct 2014
Apologies if I’ve taken a few days to answer your emails. The last few weeks have been really busy with many photos, stories and articles coming in. I want to properly post about them with some meaningful, accurate detail and working my way through them all in order. I’ve put aside Ancestry requests for help for now until I can catch back up. It’s amazing to see so many people engaged in Blantyre’s history!

Next round of presentations being confirmed in the diary. Schedule out shortly. AND…on the night of the book launch, I will be announcing my BIG NEWS about Blantyre Project. Exciting times!

24 Oct 2014
Today saw my facebook page and this website 2 years old! Loads of content is being uploaded daily and I’m slowly working my way through all my own information too. (I have a crate box with all the Blantyre things I’ve collected since 1985! Having a history hobby for 3 decades on and off, it’s only in the last 4 or 5 years I fancied investigating photos and stories more and having things online. Accurately. Maybe I’ll have a wee 30 year celebration sherry, one evening next Summer!)

15 Oct 2014
I’m pleased to announce that “Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 2” will be launched on Wed 26th November 2014 at a small book launch event at Blantyre Bowling Club. Entry is free and teas and coffees will be provided. A 1.5 hour history presentation will be made, and of course the book will be available to buy for the first time EVER! You can read more about the event and how to book here

17 Sep 2014
Blantyre Project website now surpasses an incredible 100,000 hits! The site has seen massive traffic flowing from the Blantyre Project facebook page which now has over 7,800 likes. The restructuring of the photo galleries into strict chronological order is well progressed. The 2nd books is almost now edited and means time and energy can be soon put into this site and a couple of new things planned shortly. Other exciting news today is that National Trust are now stocking my books in the David Livingstone Centre! Read more here

05 Sep 2014
An update on Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 2 book and progress towards it’s launch

28 Aug 2014
You may have noticed some changes to the website this last few weeks. I’ve just completed some extensive work in listing all the articles and photos in strict chronological order. This adds another layer to navigation but was primarily essential in taking the Blantyre Project to the next step. Coming soon! Having ALL articles and ALL photos sorted into area and timelines makes things much easier to find and put into context for our visitors.

19 Aug 2014
The Blantyre Project Monthly newsletter 3 goes on sale today around local businesses. I’ll be posting how much the 2nd newsletter raised for charity, very shortly. What other news? Our facebook page continues to be the most visited Blantyre page of 2014, with a record number in excess of 5,700 likes. The latest advert searched for expats, so i’m pleased to see many hundreds of new people visiting the site, now from outwith the UK. That’s been apparent in the number of emails and pictures i’m being sent. However, today’s big news for me, was my draft cover arrived for the new book! In readiness, although the cover is ready, the book is far from being complete. A focused, driven effort is being put in every evening, to ensure it can be launched in time for Christmas, raising funds directly for The Haven. Read more and see it here.

04 Aug 2014
I’ve had some wonderful news today whilst on holiday. Blantyre Project is about to become more permanently accessible to everybody OFFLINE in Blantyre. Announcement to be made later this month once things are concluded. Stay tuned. Also, look out for TWO half page articles about Blantyre project in this week’s Hamilton Advertiser. One written by the Hamilton Rotary Club, the other featuring MSP James Kelly!

03 Aug 2014
Sadly, I’ve had to change the scheduling of my posts and pictures here. In a desperate effort to catch up with the number of images on this site, ainother Blantyre history page was simply copying the pictures over to his site, as soon as i uploaded them. Unfortunately, it’s been happening too many times despite written requests for him to stop. I’ve still got thousands of pictures to upload, so at least the new scheduling means the pictures collected these last few decades will appear BOTH here and on the Blantyre Project facebook page first. Sorry for the inconvenience and interruption of daily posts.
Update 17th Sept 2014 – Scheduling changed again. He’s still at it! Thanks to three people (J,M,E) pointing this out to me this last month. 26/10/14 – I have now engaged & paid a third party to mark this behaviour with a view of seeing the extent of it for myself to decide what course of action should be made. Not got time myself for this carry on.

27 July 2014
Monumental effort underway to edit the 2nd Blantyre Project book. Taking every spare moment of my time for these last couple of months and will do for several more! The book is written, but just as long is required to format, edit, double check and get full written permissions for everything. A cover painting has been commissioned and a publication deadline in the Autumn looms, if the book is to be ready for Christmas 2014. Despite this, new articles will continue to appear on Blantyre Project with many scheduled posts already prepared on Social media. Thousands more photos to be uploaded here too in the coming months. The facebook page is now being enjoyed by close to 4,500 people, many of whom are actively engaged in daily discussion. Blantyre’s history is being shared all over the world on a daily basis.

03 July 2014
I will be presenting Blantyre Project at Hamilton Golf Club on the evening of 3rd July 2014

24 June 2014
The Haven have informed us that £89 was collected for our first monthly newsletter for June 14. Combined with a first payment on book sales of £70, that’s a total to date of £159.00 raised for the Victoria Street based charity. Looking forward to raising a lot more over many years.

19 June 2014
At the suggestion of various interested parties, the Blantyre Project stories and articles are now being archived into Chronological order, starting with the earliest. This update to the website is expected to take a few weeks to sort out but should be completed in July, making things much easier to find.

03 June 2014
An advertising campaign no less! A small campaign online targeting Blantyre and extensive campaign offline with delivered flyers through letterboxes has resulted in steep rise in visitors to this website and the Facebook page. Finally, I have to admit it. I’m swamped in requests to look into things but looking at them in order they came in, but not wanting to rush them. If you’re awaiting a response from me, please be patient. Thanks.

16 May 2014
It’s been a monumental week for Blantyre Project with some brilliant Milestones completed. Today was no exception. A New reference book was launched, a one off , limited edition book only printed the once, which collects everything Blantyre Project has written to date and is donated as a 438 page gift to Blantyre Reference Library. Read more here. Stay tuned, the most exciting things in development are still to be delivered!

15 May 2014
Been a long road, but “Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Vol 1”, from today is also now available on Amazon Kindle! Same day as we hit 2,000 likes on Facebook! That’s 700 people joined in the last 8 weeks alone. Amazing.

13 May 2014
Very proud to announce, The Blantyre Project Monthly Newsletter goes on sale at retail and business outlets all around Blantyre! Priced just 50p, all proceeds entirely go to The Haven Charity. See here for more details.

26 April 2014
Successful presentation to a packed out full audience! Glad everybody enjoyed it who came along to the library today. Thanks also to the Blantyre Library who are now putting Blantyre Project articles up around the walls. Appreciated! That’s me for presentations until the Summer schedule starting mid June. Surge again this week of people joining the Blantyre Project facebook page, now up to 1,723 people with 1 in every 3 talking about the page!! Amazing.

11 April 2014
My story made this week’s Hamilton Advertiser, Blantyre page. Read more here. And again on 24th May 2014.

02 April 2014
Announcing a further presentation in Blantyre Library on Saturday 26th April 2014. Due to the popularity of the previous two sessions, this one is being announced in advance with the possibility of adding further sessions upon demand. Audience is by tickets only which cost £1 (to cover teas and coffees). Remaining Spring and Summer dates will be confirmed shortly. See you there! Read here for further details.

28 March 2014
Proud to announce our association with Royal Bank of Scotland. Blantyre Project articles and photos will now feature on the wall of Blantyre Royal Bank of Scotland after we were asked by the Royal Bank of Scotland managers, as a leading source of Blantyre information to provide some historical community articles. I’m thrilled about this. Read more here

21 March 2014
There’s no stopping us. With over 500 people talking and sharing the Blantyre Project on Facebook, (almost a third of our 1600 readers) and with over 100 unique hits to this website every single day, i think we’ve actually unwittingly become the most popular Blantyre website! An incredible achievement for just 6 months. Imagine the archive going to be on here and in future books over the next few decades! 200 people joining on Facebook every week! Well done everybody. I have loads of exciting things coming up shortly.

14th March 2014
Incredibly now over 1400 Facebook followers! Several hundred people joined in the last 2 weeks alone! Also, we’re pleased to announce today our association with Blantyre Miners Welfare Community Resource Centre where the Blantyre Project book is now available to buy directly from the centre. Read more here

10 March 2014
Exceptional month! Blantyre Project surpasses 1,300 followers on Facebook

08 March 2014
Local History Presentation at Blantyre Library 1pm, tickets sold out in advance. Additional Session added at 3pm, also sold out. Blantyre library also buy 4 additional copies of Blantyre Project Book with interest for reference copies from surrounding libraries.

24th February 2014
Local History Presentation at Blantyre Bowling Club, private to Winter club. 7.30pm

16th February 2014
New Galleries Feature added to the website, making it easier to find photos.
Blantyre Project surpasses 900 followers on Facebook

1st December 2013
Proposed date of Blantyre Project Book launch at Blantyre Festive Market stall

16th November 2013
Blantyre Project adds the “Blantyre Buzz website & Forum” for a truly interactive experience.

9th November 2013
Blantyre Project gets a new enhanced, interactive website and better branding.

1st November 2013
Blantyre Project book now in USA, South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Spain, UK, Ireland and NZ!

24th October 2013
“The Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 1” book is now available to buy in pre-launch.

30th September 2013
The Blantyre Project book goes to the printers for final proofing

25th August 2013
Blantyre Project surpasses 500 followers on Facebook

3rd August 2013
Watercolour front cover of book commissioned privately

30th April 2012 – Blantyre Project is one year old!

1st January 2012
We embark on writing a book, keeping back some articles from the website
Blantyre Project surpasses 100 followers on Facebook

24th October 2012
With so much inaccurate information online about Blantyre published by others, the Blantyre Project initial website is created together with a Facebook page. Setting out to publish factual information that has seen some degree of research using initially using articles written over the last year by Blantyre Project and scheduled in advance for dedicated, daily content.

30th April 2011 – Blantyre Project concept created
Blantyre Project is created with daily articles written about Blantyre, all with the intention of launching a website in future. Managed, researched and run by Paul Veverka.