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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

Doing 'time' for his son

When 2 boys from Blantyre stole coal from the bing at Craighead Colliery, their actions would have far reaching consequences for their families.

There was a scene Hamilton J.P. 377 more words

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Craighead Viaduct 1904

These beautiful photos feature Blantyre fields at the Clyde, near Craighead, overlooking Bothwell. Taken from Gilmour’s Directory in 1904, they offer in some fine detail what the riverside looked like well over a hundred years ago. 309 more words

Blantyre Places

Craighead Retreat 1937

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

Blantyre People

Forgotten Clyde Bridge

I recently posted a couple of photos from Gerry Young who mentioned when the River Clyde was low in October 2015, he noticed the remains of a pier or jetty near Craighead and Bothwell Bridge. 296 more words

Blantyre Places

Trains Travelling over Craighead Viaduct

Remarkably, this photo may be the only known one of trains actually travelling over Craighead Viaduct. Photographed almost 100 years ago in 1920, a train is captured going over the top of the viaduct, captured from an elevated point on the embankment at the Blantyre side, not far from Craighead. 255 more words

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