Craighead & Whistleberry

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History of Craighead & Whistleberry

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1679
The Tower in the Background – Bothwell Bridge x2
1859
Bothwell Bridge – engraving x1
Lodge which became Bairds Store – near Bairds Rows x2
1870
Bothwell Bridge – by Thomas Annan x2
Craighead House – Brief history of Craighead x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1878
Baird’s Rows (Craighead Rows) – History x4
1880
Bothwell Bridge – an odd feature x1
1886
Salvation Army Citadel – Forrest Street Blantyre x1
1893
Blantyre Vics – Cup winners that year x1
1900
Bothwell Bridge – masonic token x3
1903
Lido – a great photo of Bothwell Bridge x1
Bothwell Monument – opening  x1
Craighead Viaduct – photos x3
1904
Craighead Viaduct  – photos from Gilmours x4
1908
The Lido– near Bothwell Bridge x1
1910
Craighead Girl held to Ransom – Obstructing her crossingx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Bothwell Bridge 1910 – Viewpoint of Bothwell Bridge x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Lost at Whistleberry Curling Pond – Day out ends up lost x2 
1913
The Lido at Bothwell Bridge – View of the Lido River areax1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1914
Blantyre Celtic Football Club – History of the clubx6 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
1920
Trains travelling over Craighead – rare photo of viaduct x1
Blantyre Vics – At Forrest Street x1
1923
A Gruesome case never solved – Women’s murder case never closedx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1925
Craighead – greyhound racetrack x1
Wild Scenes – at Blantyre match x1
1926
Bloody escape – at Baird’s Rows x1
1928
Celtic Melee – at Low Blantyre x1
1929
Lido – at Bothwell Bridge x3
1930
Speedway – and Blantyre x5
A Heartless fine – for blantyre miner x1
1931
Whistleberry Railway Bridge – replacement by contractors x1
Contractors Replace Railway junction – at Whistleberry x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Whistleberry Bridge replacement – another great photo x1
Doing time for his son – fathers sacrifice x1
1932
Football Crowd mown down – at Forrest Street x1
Ejection of Miners – at Bairds Rows x1
1933
Junior Cup Tie – at Blantyre Vics x2
Travers overcome by gas – Baird’s Rows x1
Spectator dies – at Blantyre Football Match x1
Elizabeth Holmes brought home – Shortcut ends a life x2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1934
Injured in Banana Accident – Glasgow Road x1
Blantyre Vics – Goalmouth moment x1
1935
Police heard fracas – through phone x1
Melee – at Craighead Racetrack x1
Closure of Whistleberry Colliery – end of an era x1
Girl falls 100 foot – fatal fall at Craighead Viaduct x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Filling up Whistleberry Shafts – Colliery demise x1
Blantyre Fund Payout – widows fund x1
1937
Blantyres First ever Gala Queen – at Forrest St x1
1938
From Exquisite to Expressway – Lido becomes the A725 roadx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 
Craighead Viaduct attempted suicide – man saved x1
1939
Typhoid Fever – outbreak at Baird’s Rows x1
The Lido – beautiful photo by local cyclist x1
Craighead – piggery x1
1942
Craighead Retreat – A wartime era photo x1
1950
Aerial view of Forrest Street – and John Street x1
Calder Braes – at Craighead x1
1953
Coronation Day – at Bairds Rows x1
1954
Blantyre Engineering Football Team – Craighead x1 
1955
Blantyre Oil Works – Forrest Street x1 cr
Forrest Street Aerial – and Craighead rows people x2
Baird’s Store – Glasgow Road x1
Craighead Greyhound Racing Track – aerial photo x1
Tribute to a grand clubman – at Craighead x1
Blantyre Engineering Works – ruler x2
1956
The Craighead Viaduct– History of the Railway Piers x15
Ian Cochran – at the Lido x1
1957
Bairds Rows 1957 – photo by Anthony Smith x1
1960
The Lido – near Bothwell Bridge x1
Whisky Galore – at the Lido x1
1963
Craighead Viaduct – railway abandoned structure x2
Boys on Craighead Viaduct – photo x1
Dismantling Craighead Viaducts – photo x2
Craighead Junction – train passes x3
1965
Renovation of Craighead Greyhound Track– Greyhound racing continuesx2
1977
The Livingstonian Pub – Shared by Archie Simm x1
1980
Blantyre Victoria – football club x1
1981
Blantyre Stadium Speedway  – History of the Speedwayx2 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Speedway – remembered x1
Last ever race – speedway x2
Destruction of the Lido – building the A725 x1
Bothwell Bridge – building the expressway x6
1983
Completion of East Kilbride Expressway – Last section of A725x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
1990
Demise of Craighead Park – abandoned photo x1
1992
Blantyre Vics – Photos of 1992 and 1996 x2
2001
Craighead Retreat – Fire destroys building x1
2002
Craighead Tower – An outbuilding housing a well x4 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
2009
Blantyres former Focus – DIY store x1
2014
Backmuir Plantation & Auchinraith House –  Woods at Auchinraith x4
Blantyre Vics Football Club – The 2014 Reunion x2
2015
Craighead Viaduct – Collapse of Central pier x5
Forgotten pier at the Lido – by Gerry Young x2
Audi Blantyre – opens at Whistleberry x1
2016
The KG Stadium – Forrest Street x2
2017
Bothwell Bridge -photo by Jim Brown x1

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