Thanks to Anthony Smith for sharing these 2 photos dating from 19th December 1963.The scene is the Craighead Railway Viaduct being dismantled.
1963 Craighead Viaduct Demolition 19th Dec. 250 more words
During February 1931, Mr. Frank Wilson was an unemployed miner, living at 45 Merry’s Rows, Blantyre. On Monday 9th February 1931, Frank and his wife were clearly finding things difficult when the wife ventured across Glasgow Road and the railway to Craighead, to the woodland, intending on gathering some firewood. 259 more words
John Docherty emailed me in January with the attached photo from 12th September 1937. John said,
“I have been a follower of your FB page for some time, because of a family connection to the area ,my mother Annie Docherty Ms Hanson was born at 16 Station Rd and have an older brother still living in H Blantyre.I submit this photo of men on retreat at Craighead,1937.My father Charles Docherty(Charlie)is 3rd right 2nd top row with his hands on the shoulders of Mr John McIlroy,others i recognise a Mr Duffy front row middle ,a Mr Mccafferty 2nd row 3rd right most of these men would be from the the parish of St Charles Newton and from the villages of Westburn Hallside and Caldervale(fin-me-oot). 107 more words