Tag: remembrance

Remembrance Day

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. This year is of course different. 2020 means even those in the town have not been able to congregate together, offering their own […]

Blantyre Remembers

It’s remembrance Sunday and thoughts turn to those brave souls who gave their lives for our freedom.  Today we remember not just those who died in 20th Century terrible conflicts, but also those who were left scarred terribly by the horrors of war. We remember not just the monumental loss of life but how it […]

No Outdoor Remembrance Services

A reminder that there are no outdoor remembrance services being held this Sunday in Blantyre. Last month South Lanarkshire Council confirmed that Remembrance Day events were being scaled down or cancelled altogether this year. This week, as the new tier restrictions come into force, the advice is updated. Being in Tier 3 Lanarkshire Covid restrictions, […]

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 […]

Remembrance Services & Events

Great attendance Blantyre people came out in droves to attend the two remembrance services earlier today at 3pm. Both Auchentibber War Memorial and High Blantyre Cemetery were well attended, (with up to 180 people at the latter). As families and organisations paid their respects to Blantyre’s war dead in front of TWO renovated memorials, the […]