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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

Blantyre People

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

Blantyre Events

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

Blantyre Places

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