Category: Remembrance

Remembering the 66

Today, we pause for a moment to remember the 66 people who tragically lost their lives on 2nd January 1971 at the Ibrox Disaster. The crush at an exit during that Old Firm Match also saw 200 people injured. Many of the people who died were teenagers. One of the boys who never returned home […]

Familiar Sight Returns

A welcome familiar sight has returned to Auchentibber, High Blantyre! Rebuilding work has progressed at speed at the Auchentibber War Memorial and once again, the memorial stands tall and proud, completely rebuilt from the base up. We visited the site today and were astonished at the progress this last week. Council workers told us the […]

Auchentibber War Memorial

Progress Update   Work continues on the rebuilding of the Auchentibber War Memorial at Auchentibber, High Blantyre. The memorial was recently demolished due to its deteriorated condition and with the assistance of an awarded grant, is being sympathetically rebuilt to look the same.   As this week’s pictures show, steelwork has now been inserted and […]

Remembrance Sunday

Today is Remembrance Sunday. As Blantyre remembers the fallen war heroes this weekend, I thought we would do something different this year. Often the cenotaph at High Blantyre Cemetery is the first place for tributes to our soldiers to be left at, but this year, I thought I would place some poppies on behalf of us […]

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