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Baird's Rows (Craighead Rows) Blantyre

Baird’s Rows or Raws were located in the Craighead area of Low Blantyre. The miners homes consisted of three equal length rows of single storey terraced properties. 1,016 more words

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1955 Craighead Greyhound Racing Track

This aerial photo from 1955 looks down on Craighead Grey hound Racing track. Later to become Blantyre speedway, the greyhounds must have been a noisy distraction for the residents of nearby Craighead Rows. 447 more words

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Benny Lynch, Boxer at Blantyre

Benny Lynch was a Scottish Fly weight professional boxer born in the Gorbals in 1913. He was considered by some to be one of the finest boxers below the lightweight division in his era and often been described as the greatest fighter that Scotland has ever produced. 366 more words

Blantyre Events

1953 Coronation Day at Bairds Rows

Pictured here on 2nd June 1953 outside the first row at  Bairds Rows, near Craighead, is Coronation day. Local families having a real good outside party, celebrating the royal occasion, with a bonfire in full force. 350 more words

Blantyre Places

Craighead to expand Blantyre by 300 homes

News this week arrived of a partially approved expansion of Blantyre. The former Craighead retreat area, just off Whistleberry Road and the A725 East Kilbride Expressway, Low Blantyre, will soon see the construction of 300 new homes. 70 more words


Girl Falls 100 feet to her death

On Monday 2nd September 1935, a 23 year old woman was crossing the Craighead viaduct, when she lost her footing and fell the full 100 feet down into the river Clyde below. 320 more words

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2015 End of Craighead Viaduct Central Pillar

Kenneth Pierce of Blantyre recently brought something to my attention. It would appear during the March 2015 rain and snow, the Central pier of Craighead Viaduct suffered a catastrophic collapse. 313 more words

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