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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

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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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Travers Overcome by Gas at Baird's Rows

Danger of fatal poisoning by gas in a Blantyre household of ten was averted by the presence of mind and promptitude of the mother.

In the early morning of Wednesday 23rd August 1933, she awakened in a dazed condition. 412 more words

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Cochrane Adds Plenty to the Blue Line

To get something good you need to give something good and that’s exactly what the Capitals did today trading 97 F Darien Craighead to the Chilliwack Chiefs getting 96 D Carter Cochrane in return. 212 more words

Craighead Teenage Tragedy 1934

Nan Lyndon, aged fifteen, who lived with her father, a widower, at St. James’ Place, Auchenraith Road, Blantyre, was drowned in the River Clyde at Blantyre on the afternoon of Monday 22nd January 1934. 237 more words

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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

Blantyre Buildings

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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