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  • St Joseph's Chapel   
  • No whinging about Davie Livy, the man's a Blan-ir Legend, an that place ai his is hands down the eeriest museum in the uk. Has anyone ever made an attemp at goin thru that hell hole themselves? I swear the walls have eyes, brrr.   
  • I am loathed to read this but feel that i must make a point in response to the garbage that has been left on here by what i can only assume are the adolecents that give Blantyre the bad image it now has. Blantyre when i was younger was not the "ned housing, jakey packing" place it used to be. Only in the last 10-15 years since the emergance of the kids born around 1985-1990 has the place went to rack and ruin. They need, and i mean this, a right good belting. When we were young, there was the old coop bakery (or coal bing) in Auchinraith road. This was great for playing tig, one-man and soldiers. Now it is a housing estate, but my point is that we had great fun and did not vandalise the place, or drink, or take drugs. All this stuff about "theres nothing to do" that todays youth complain about is nonsense. They DONT want to do anything else, but hang out on corners, drink, get trollied and then smash their empty bottles over each others heads. Another thing that we did when we were young was play in a footie league that consisted of "street teams". (ie Calder street, coldstream street, the crescents etc..) all played each other in parks around blantyre. It was great. However after stumbling on this site whilst researching the history of Blantyre, i read theough most of the comments left and it makes me really angry that the degenerates that have left their "opinions" are running the place down... Blantyre is actually a good town with jobs a plenty.. their is an excellent sports centre, good shopping centre and some great football players have emerged from the youth teams of the 80's like chealsea boys club, aston villa BC and Aberdeen BC. I think it is about high time the youth of Blantyre stopped being so bloody negative and started to try and give Blantyre a good image again. I dont live here anymore but i can honestly say that it does have some good take away food places, one or two good pubs and an average local football team. It is VERY historic, with the Livingstone centre and the old mining disaster, and the druids circle (most of the wee neds wont even know that exists, its kept secret to stop them ruining that too) and i conclude with this: Blantyre is a good place to live, perhaps if the previous people whom have left their "opinions" on here were to put their bottles of cider or buckie down, hire a book from the library (yes it has one!) and go for a walk then they might just discover another side to blantyre they didnt know..! ps.. they might even learn something too...! :)   
  • the chapel (now destroyed) doon the wimpeys   
  • MA HOUSE, MA SAFETY   
  • the burnt down orange hall   
  • The chapel on Glasgow Road - I'm not religious but it is pretty cool.   

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Parts of this information have been supplied by: KERRY, Michael Berryman, Jamie Aitken, Lisa McGinley, rudi, john adamson, jim, David Swinfen, asifh, Chris, berryman, ESP, chic, robert simpson, generic, Sarah Williamson, Pat McGinley, Hazel Aitken, Sandy Clark, saddo avoiding coursework, paul mcdonagh, Jannes, Bryan McDade, Sarah, sam jordan, Pat Roach, Mark McKeown, john hanley, ynmoyo, Karim, john doe, Jim Dick

Last updated: 2008-10-14

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