Category: Remembrance

Remembering Mr Onkel

It is with a very heavy heart and much sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of Mr Onkel Seedo.  Onkel was well known and a popular entertainer in Blantyre working in many pubs and clubs. He was the live act for many a Blantyre night out! Ever since his arrival in Scotland […]

Rest in Peace Jimmy Cleary

It’s with much sadness we learned tonight that well known man and retired barber, Jimmy Cleary has passed away. Jimmy was a popular man working in the barber trade on Glasgow Road then later at Station Road alongside his business colleague. We’re sure many people will remember getting their hair cut by Jimmy as he […]

Remembering Andy Robin

We learned this week that Andy Robin, best known as the adopted father of ‘Hercules the Bear’, died this week , aged 84. The wife of Perthshire Commonwealth wrestling champion, Andy Robin said she feels like her “heart has been ripped out” following the death of her husband. Maggie Robin paid tribute to the gentle […]

Remembering Robert Craig

It is with sadness we learn of the passing of local man, Robert Craig. Robert (85) lived a long a full life. Born in August 1934, he passed away peacefully at Hairmyres Hospital on Tuesday 3rd December 2019. His funeral service will take place on Tuesday 10th December at 1.45pm at St Andrew’s Parish Church, […]

Remembrance Wreath from Readers

With so many of our readers in different places throughout the world and outwith Blantyre, each year we get messages saying what can be done to include them in Blantyre’s remembrance events. So, this year, Blantyre Telegraph readers have raised money to buy a hand crafted remembrance wreath (pictured). This beautiful wreath was made with […]

Remembrance Day Video

It’s Remembrance day and we look this morning to Blantyre’s History Archives, sharing a haunting, beautiful video created by sister website, “Blantyre Project.” Please do SHARE this far and wide! This sentimental 4 minute 30 second video features photos of Blantyre people, set to an appropriate soundtrack. Not just the brave men who fought and […]

Festive Ribbons for Loved Ones

Blantyre Community Committee has kick started Festive preparations with their fantastic annual campaign for people wishing to remember their Blantyre loved ones this Christmas in the most special manner. How would YOU like a beautiful silk ribbon, with a personal hand written message to a loved one, attached to the town’s Christmas tree?! From just […]