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Celtic Melee 1928

Low Blantyre was the location of  what threatened to become an ugly scene in September 1928. The events took place at a Blantyre football match between the Blantyre Celtic v. 310 more words

Blantyre People

Hiking Kabaragala – The Highest Peak of Dolosbage (1506 M)

Year and Month 2015 November 01 – Raxawa & Asupini Ella

2016 April 14 – Kabaragala Hike Number of Days One Crew 10 (between 25-35 years of age) … 399 more words


Wannabe Bookmaker fined

With the arrival of Greyhound Racing in 1920’s Blantyre, came the inevitable gambling problems for many people in our town. At Craighead, a new sight was plain clothes officers, acting on behalf of the gambling commission, walking around the racetrack and others locally to see if illegal activity was going on, especially with the rise of so many bookmakers descending upon the new venue. 409 more words

Blantyre People

Blantyre Speedway

The town of Blantyre has long had links with speedway racing. In the pioneer days a group of riders who appeared at White City in Glasgow were known as “The Blantyre Crowd”. 1,065 more words

Blantyre Business

Dismantling of Craighead Viaduct

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

Blantyre Places

Joseph Tarbell at Craighead

One of the Carlisle Indian School students to stay with Charles and Agnes Craighead on one of his outing periods was Joseph Tarbell, Mohawk from the St. 276 more words

Carlisle Indian School

Miner's Wife run over by Engine

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

Blantyre People