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The building in the above pic is now St Philips School near Plains
See Coatbridge Burgh

The Senior Baillie Thomas Gilchrist was the leading light behind the formation of Coatbridge Co-operative Society C1871

Coatbridge Hotel - area now
Woodside Care Home
Photo by Brian Cairns


The  Big Heids at Newhouse
see other sculptures

Video of Coatbridge Co-op Branches


Douglas Support Mansion - as it was See the Viewpark Glen Conservation group on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Douglas-support-viewpark-glen/153556961467336

Main St Coatbridge c1960s - note the DER - TV rentals shop - just past SINGER - replaced by ASDA shopping mall

Tom Clarke MP: 'I'd be Atticus Finch' Tom Clarke to be
Freeman of North Lanarkshire
for bringing enormous credit to the area
He deserves it!!


In a state which is desirous of being saved from the greatest of all plagues--there should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor, again, excessive wealth, for
both are productive of great evil . .

Plato -Greek philosopher (427-347 B.C.)


Read:
The Kipps War Memorial

by Grant Cullen


Add YOUR memories - Genealogy - Local History 


Read the poem that lists the men from
Buchanan Street in Coatbridge
who went to war in 1914-1918 - can you identify any of the names??  Maybe your Grandfather? 
BUCHANAN STREET SOLDIER LADS
(Second List) By JAMES SCULLION

Betty Mc Neilly has already identified her Grandfather Robert Gribben who came home after the war racked with Mustard Gas effects.  He spent some time at Erskine Hospital.
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Summerlee Sojers <Click
Re-enactment group The Gordon Highlanders 1914-1918 at Summerlee on the September weekend

Courtesy of Brian Cairns


More from the Monklands Poet

Balloch and Ben Lomond

Read about Drumpellier Country Park


The Britannia Panopticon Glasgow

 

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