Gallery of Pictures

   

Bonnington, Falls of Clyde, Lanark This is an interesting view of the falls of Bonnington. Notice that three separate falls are shown in this picture.

   

Corn Hill, Coulter This is a view of Corn Hill house near Coulter. Surprisingly enough it is called Cornhill Castle now - an interesting name. Examination of the surrounding area shows that the Romans ......more

   

The Meeting of the Waters, Coalburn c.1193 Here is a card of the Coalburn area. It is called The Meeting of the Waters. I imagine that this was where the Coalburn and Poneil waters meet.

   

The Poneil Burn, Coalburn C.1195 The Poneil water is mentioned in documents as early as the late 12th century. It was in this period that the Flemish and Anglo Norman settlers began to arrive in the ......more

   

Bellfield Road, Coalburn This is one of the more inspiring Council Housing projects of the 1930`s. These timber houses were erected by Lanarkshire County Council just before World War II in 1939. It ......more

   

This ancient timetable shows trains stopping at all locations. Note that it could take 5 hours to travel between Glasgow and Carlisle. However this was in the early days of train travel c. 1860-1870.

   

This is rather an entertaining card sent presumably from Tayport near Dundee. The card is from that area. It was sent to Mrs Rogerson, Stewart Street in Carluke. It states that Agnes will arrive at Carluke at 5.05pm coming via Carstairs.

   

Townhead Falls, Douglas This is a picture of the Townhead Falls at Douglas. Several weeks ago I had a picture with some sheep on it and it rather reminds me of that picture. Basically I do not know ......more

   

Lamington House 1904 This nice view of Lamington House was sent in 1904 to Miss Ritchie in Ballater. The writer apologises as he could not get one of the church. Even in the early 1900`s there were ......more

   

On The Hill A nice card showing the spaces between the trees in an orchard being cultivated. Any ideas as to why this was done? It seems that grains are being scattered, so it definitely is not potatoes.

   

Loch and Golf Course, Lanark This card was addressed to Alec Lamb at Crookboat near Sandilands. Alec Lamb was a well known local farmer. The Lambs farmed at Crookboat for about 150 years. The card ......more

   

This is a photograph of Derek Gow taken in December 1983. I actually taught Derek and his brother. From an early age Derek was an expert regarding rare sheep. Derek went on to reintroduce beavers down ......more

   

This picture is one which was in a newsletter issued by Biggar Museum in June 1984. It is of interest as it shows the old method of harvesting. The photographer was the Reverend George Allan. He amassed ......more

   

Carnwath Mill and Tinto This card showing Carnwath Mill shows the leet heading in the direction of Carnwath Mill, parts of this mill date back to the 17th century. The nearby farm up the road from ......more

   

On the Mouse at Cleghorn, near Lanark This is a nice view of the Mouse at Cleghorn. If my memory serves me right, this whole area is covered with tomato houses. However in 1904 it was not and the ......more

   

High Street, Lanark This is a "Phototype" card made by Valentines of Dundee. It shows Lanark High Street about the 1950`s. The chains were put up the centre of the High Street and there was plenty ......more


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