High Blantyre

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The south end of Blantyre with ancient origins at it’s religious heart at Kirkton

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1542
Vellum Indenture – document x3
1846
Birdsfield Brick and Tile Works – a history x3
1856
Beadle of Blantyre – town crier x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1859

Lint Butts – Main Street, High Blantyre x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Johnstone’s Laun – High Blantyre x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1860
Beggs Building – Main Street, High Blantyre x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1863
Redcroft – near Priestfield x1
1864
High Blantyre Railway Viaduct – Greenhall elevated piers x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1869
Oldest Blantyre Street photo – rare photo x2
1874
Blantyre Miners Travel in Style – Your carriage awaits sirx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1875
High Blantyre Cemetery – common ground x1
Selling the right to burial – documentation x2
1877
Blantyre’s Heroes to the Rescue– Rescue party at Dixon’s pitx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Disrespectfully robbing the dead – Stealing from corpses x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
The 1877 Pit Explosion Rescuers  – The Rescue Partyx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
William Dixon monument to pit explosion – Pit Monumentx2
Recollections of Hugh McPherson – Bravery of Thomas Cook/ John Bowiex1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Survivors of the Blantyre Pit Disaster – Dixons Colliery x1
Sightseers and the morning after – pit disaster x1
Horrific Conditions of the Pit Rescue Attempt – Dixons x1
Robbing the dead – lack of morals x1
The Horror of Identifying bodies – pit disaster x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
List of the dead under 21 – by Robert Stewart x1
Funerals of the Dixons Miners – Pit disaster x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
The story of the pit explosion – by Rev Wright x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Ejection of Blantyre widows – after pit disaster x1
Dixon’s Widows Fund – Collections x1
Blantyre Disaster Print – plate x1
Dixons – Underground mine maps x3
Deceased mistaken identity – pit disaster x1
Dynamite store for Dixons – near Redburn, Hillhouse x12
1878
English Miners – arrive in Blantyre x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
New Indicator – equipment to save lives x1
Overwinding accident – at Dixons Colliery x1
Overwinding Inquiry – investigation x1
1879
No Smoking 1879 – No smoking in the pits x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Glebe Cottage – Craigmuir Road x2
Dixons 3rd Pit disaster – commentary x3
Colliery Accident – dixons again x1
1880

High Blantyre Main Street – photo x1
Great Fire – High Blantyre x1
Todd’s Building – High Blantyre x2
1881
Springfield Place & Warnock’s Laun – Miners residence x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Hunthill Junction Permissions – from Caledonian Railway x9
Priestfield Terrace Residents – Census information x1
Blantyre’s earliest traffic accident – John Sillar age 6 x1
1884
JB Struthers High Blantyre Hall – Concert hall later became Masonicx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Lair 966: Mystery Interment solved  – Suspected child murderx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1886
The Barracks – High Blantyre x2
1890

Photos of Miners – at Dixon’s Pit 2 x9
1891
Blantyre Curling team Champions – Priestfield Farm photos x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1892
High Blantyre Primary School  – oldest photo x1
1894
Blakely’s Bar, Causeystanes – Blakelys Pub at Broopark Rdx3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Primary School – photos x5
1895
High Blantyre Primary School – photos x8
Dicksons – The Gunpowder supplier to Dixons x1
Kirklea Cottage and Kirklea Place – Main Street x3
High Blantyre Primary – 1895 photos x5
1896
High Blantyre Baptist Church – A brief history x4
1898
Access to Hamilton Drive – changing over the years x2
High Blantyre Bethany Hall – Main Street x3
1899
Patrick Brothers – accident at railway line x1
1900
Insight into human heart – remembering sons x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Primary School – Photos x9
Mullen run over by train – High Blantyre x2
Burns Night – High Blantyre x1
Offers to build – new Parish Chamber x1
United Enginekeepers Association – gathering x1
School Board meetings – Record x1
McLean Aerated – Water bottles x2
Quoiting Meeting – at Causeystanes x1
School Board – Election results x1
School Board – Meeting part 1 of 2 x1
School Board – Meeting part 2 of 2 x1
1901
Blantyre Parish Council – High Blantyre x2
1902
Oldest Stationers in Blantyre Part 1 – Scott and McLeans shops x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1903
Priestfield Rainwater Collection box – End of an erax1
1904
High Blantyre Cemetery – photo x1
High Blantyre – Main Street Cross x6
Obelisk and Signal Box – High Blantyre Cemetery x2
1905
Causeystanes – Origins of how are got its namex2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Overlay – Main Street merged photo x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Flute Band at Main Street – photograph by David Ritchie x1
High Blantyre Church halls – Photograph by David Ritchie x1
High Blantyre Polling Day – Hunthill Road x4 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Primary – Reconstruction x5
Sharpening Dixons picks – boy at Blakelys x1
Broompark Road – comparison to 2014 x2
Broompark Road scene – rural photo x1
Calderview Building – and Captain Barr x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1907

Tragedy in Self Defense – Street Boxing match fatality x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1908
Robert Ritchie at Broompark Avenue – photo by David Ritchie x1
Robert Ritchie – Boompark Avenue x1 
Kate Ritchie at Broompark Avenue – photo by D Ritchie x1 
1910
Century Old School Photos – Family photosx2
The Stirling Story (Part 1 of 2) – shared by Linda Robertson x4 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
The Stirling Story (Part 2 of 2) – shared by Linda Robertson x4 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Main Street – Main street photos x1
Milk deliveries at Bellsfield Farm – photographed by David Ritchie x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Broompark Quoiting Green – Photograph by David Ritchie x1
High Blantyre Road – photos x2
1915
Hunthill Road – Hunthill Road rememberedx1
More Hunthill Road – Further photo of Hunthill x2
Broompark Quoiting Green – David Ritchie’s Early photography x2
1920

High Blantyre War Memorial – in High Blantyre Cemetery x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Haytime – in the 1920s at Udston x5
1922
Blantyre Blacksmiths – at Priestfield x9
1927
Recollections by Hugh Brown – of 1877 Pit disaster & rescue x1This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Main Street – Photos x5
Main Street – Photos x2
Blantyre’s Day of remembrance – pit disaster x1
1928
Hunthill Road scene – rural photo x1
Candidates withdraw – from election x1
Shielding his friend – stealing coal x1
1929
Stonefield Crescent  – Danskins history x1
What did the Romans do for us – Coins found at Westcraigs x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Primary School – Photo from Robert Stewart x2
More High Blantyre Primary – School photo by Robert Stewart x2
Motorcycle Tragedy – High Blantyre man x1
1930
Life at Broompark – Stonefield Crescent housesx1
Hunthill Railway Junction Bridge – Bridges crossing Hunthill Rdx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Staff at High Blantyre Primary – Shared by Robert Stewart x1
Priestfield Terrace postcard – colorised view x1
Warnocks Laun – at Broompark Road x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Blantyre mans Bigamy – High Blantyre x1
The Blantyre Stowaway – a great tale x3
Alex Craig’s Byre at Bellsfield – new byre x2
High Blantyre – station x1
High Blantyre Station – more photos x2
1931
The Duncan’s beach visit – John Duncan and family x1
Broompark Road – photos x2
Unsuccessful Nystagmus Claim – from miner x1
1934
How to annoy the Neighbours – a tale of harassing neighbours x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Danskins at Broompark Road – My family photos & history x1
Councillors imprisoned – after meeting rammy x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1935
Festive shopping a little early – theft from c0-op x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Masonic Hall Rammy – at Main Street x1
Muir Street Miracle – Lourdes visit x1
1936
Idle at Dixons Pits 1&2 – Miners Strike x1
Hunger Strike and Hostage – by Miners at Dixons Pits x1
1937
Miners Idle out of respect – for fellow worker x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1938
Three Men lay dead in River – 2 of whom High Blantyre men x1
1939
The Dales, Main Street – Tenements at Causeystanes x3
1941
James Millar – a stoker on HMS Cossack x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1942
WW2 ARP Warden enlightened – at Danskins  x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1943
Blantyre Muir Airfield – Decoy site x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Blantyre Muir Starfish – Decoy Battery x1
1944
Mrs Twaddle Cancels the tea – Jumble sale at Priestfield x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1945
Oldest Stationers in Blantyre Part 2 – McLean Newsagents x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Dunsmuirs of Stonefield Road – former Danskins x1
1946
Opening Blantyre Industrial Estate – A new industrial estatex1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Industrial Estate – more on the formation x1
1947
Flies swarm at Hunthill Road – refuse tip causes pollution x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Simplicity comes to Blantyre – clothing manufacturer arrives x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Arthur Rochead delivering milk – for Broompark Farmx1 
High Blantyre Primary School – photo by J Cochrane x1
Andra McAnulty unveils the NCB flag – At Dixons colliery x1
Watching the NCB flag get hoisted – Dixons colliery x1
Unidentified miners – at Dixons Pit 3 x2
NCB Banner Dixon’s– Pit number 3 x3
NCB – plaque at Dixons x1
Raising the NCB flag – at Dixons x5
1948
Blantyre to Bermuda and back – Revisiting Blantyre again x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Girls Brigade – Formed at Baptist Church x2
Orr Visit to Blantyre – Jimmy Orr visits from America x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1949
A Father’s tragic discovery – Main Street family gassed x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Primary School – a photo x1
High Blantyre Primary – School Photo
1950
Walter Rochead at Broompark Farm – shared by Jim Cochrane x1
High Blantyre Primary – School Photo  x1
1952
A Scary Blantyre Santa – Childhood pic from E. Cardoox1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Blantyre Baker on the Bribe – Betting bribe uncovered x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Grocery Theft – stolen from mobile van x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1953

Dixons Smiddy – High Blantyre Pit 1 x2
Priestfield Washouse – Swinbournes x1
High Blantyre Primary – School x1
1954

High Blantyre Main Street – Tenements at Main Street x1
Janet and Nancy Duncan – at Largs x1
Opening of Blantyre Police Station – at Main Street x1 
1955
High Blantyre Monkey Puzzle Tree – from Margaret Wilson x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
High Blantyre Primary School – photo by J Cochrane x2
High Blantyre Primary School – sets of twin photo x1
High Blantyre Primary School – photo by G Cook x1
Sweeney’s Sweet Shop – High Blantyre x1
Rolls Royce – Apprentice intake x4
1957
High Blantyre Primary School Choir – by J Cochrane x1
Priestfield Terrace, High Blantyre – photos by J Robertson x3
Priestfield Terrace, from bridge – photo by J Robertson x1
Dixons Explosion – Re-enactment film  x2
Dynamite theft – at High Blantyre x1
High Blantyre – Primary School choir x1
Demise of Dixon’s Colliery – High Blantyre x1
1960
Bridge 23, The Anarchy Bridge – Railway Bridge near Craigmuirx1
6 Watson Place – Cochrane family x2
Women’s Guild – Old Parish x1
The Murdochs – at High Blantyre x1
Waverley Terrace – flood x1
1961
Garage at Main Street – photo x1
1963
The Glebe – Craigmuir Road x1
1966

Meadow Avenue Magnetism – Jim McSorley’s magnet x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1967
High Blantyre Primary School Fire – Schoolchilden sent home  x2
High Blantyre Primary School – Netball Team x1
Final Years of Greenhall – and photos x2
More on Greenhall – final years x1
1971
The Construction of Jerusalem homes – Construction site x1
High Blantyre map – modern features x1
Christmas – simpler times x1
Christmas cards – and family x1
1972
The Larriott – at Hillhouse x1
1975
High Blantyre Annexe Reopens – High Blantyre Primary school x2
1977
High Blantyre Primary  – Shared by Robert Brownlie x1
Eleanor Roxburgh – Dance School x1
1978
East Kilbride Expressway – Aerial photo x1
Playing around Blantyre – family photos x4
1980
Jerusalem Houses – a photo x1
1981
High Blantyre Primary School  – From my family album x1
1982
Priestfield Senior Citizens Hall – opening at Main Street x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1984
High Blantyre Primary – school photo x1
Blantyre Cosmos – shared by Ann Crossar x1
1985
Transforming Priestfield Street – Knocking down cottages x2
1987
Blantyre High Common Room – by Paul Veverka x7
1990
Blakely’s Pub – High Blantyre x1
1993
Jerusalem Houses – getting new roofs x1
1996
Tomatoes – at Stonefield Crescent x1
1999
Robert Aitkenhead – and sons at Sydes Brae x1
2003
Hamilton Technology Park – including photos from Andy Bain x2
2007
Last Jerusalem House Roofed – pitched roofs In High Blantyre x3
2008
High Blantyre Toppled Cemetery stones – Vandalism or wind? x2
2011
Broompark Grove – New flats for High Blantyre x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
2014
Carrigans invest in Blantyre – The Carrigan family expand businessx2
Cleaning up the BIG H – Remedial work to roundabout x1
Robert Brownlie’s Fond memory – Childhood memories x3
Dixons Pit 3 gets capped – Contractors seal the pit shaft x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Venting Pipe near Dixons 2 – Pipe for gasses to escape x1
A good place for a plaque – Memorial site x1
Taking away Big H – Technology Park x1
2015
Tyre’s New iconic Roundabout – pictured in January snow x3 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Greene King Farmhouse Inn – Blantyre’s newest pub x1
Red Burn Farm – Pub and Restaurant x1
Neil & Christine Scott – Wedding Anniversary x1
Red Burn Farm Pub – Opening in June x13
High Blantyre Graveyard – looking good x19
2016
Dixon’s Vent pipe – High Blantyre x3
UWS – University campus comes to Blantyre x1
UWS – Work commences on new campus x4
Lomond View – cutting down trees

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