Gallery of Pictures

   

A nice view about 1910 of Abbey Green, Lesmahagow. Actually should be Priory Green but that is another matter! It is obviously washing day. In the picture one can see the old way of drying clothes.

   

Jerviswood House This is a picture of Jerviswood House near Lanark. Picture was taken about 1900-1910. Interesting to see the stones propped up near the doorway to the old tower which stood adjacent ......more

   

Meiklejohn`s, Lanark This is a view of Meiklejohn`s in the early part of the 20th century/ Meiklejohn`s was founded about 1820 - two hundred years ago. It was built on top of the old Medieval cemetery ......more

   

Archibald`s Sweet Shop This is a view of Archibald`s Sweetie Shop in the High Street. Archibald`s factory was called the Battleaxe Sweet Company. It was in Wishaw and rose to prominence in the early ......more

   

Baxter`s Garage, Lanark This is a picture of Baxter`s Garage which was identified as being near the South Vennel. There were quite a number of small garages at one time in Lanark as well as bike/motor bike shops.

   

This is a nice view of a Lanimer Queen at the Cross with her court. I think the date will be about 1910. Anybody any ideas here?

   

Bonnington Laundry This is a view possibly of the Bonnington Laundry at work. Readers will remember that I put an advert for the Bonnington Laundry last week.

   

Bonnington Hotel, Lanark This is a nice view of the Bonnington Hotel, one of the main hotels that used to be in Lanark for the visitors and tourists. Now there are no hotels in Lanark. Maybe one day we will see hotel accommodation in Lanark.

   

Caledonian Hotel, Lanark Caledonian Hotel, its name obviously connected with the railway company. Maybe it was owned by them at one time. I remember the Caledonian when I came to Lanark in 1973. Had ......more

   

Stonebyres This is a good engraving of Stonebyres done in the early 19th century. This view is no longer possible given the changes that were made as a result of the creation of the power station in ......more

   

Old Coalburn This is a nice card of Old Coalburn. Presumably this was the original settlement of miners before the majority of the mines opened up in the area. Mining had gone on for about a hundred ......more

   

Marguerite Garden was one of the first people that I met in Lanark because of her involvement in Corehouse reserve. After I got to know her, I heard in some detail about her role in the French Resistance ......more

   

Wellington Terrace, Lanark This is a card of Wellington Terrace, Lanark. Presumably these houses were built c.1890/1900. The card itself dates to 1908. It is one of the more unusual cards to be produced ......more

   

This picture is to do with Harpendon Prison of War Camp near Douglas. This was the largest prison camp in Clydesdale. As time went on, prisoners were sent to the Thankerton Prison Camp after the Italian ......more

   

This week we are starting with last weeks story in the Gazette about Covington Mill and the story of Donald Cargill`s capture and execution. Then I will finish the slides which were part of the lecture ......more

   

These views are of the Greyfriars excavation next to the Clydesdale Inn, Lanark. The Greyfriars were founded by Robert the Bruce in 1329, the year before he died. In the photo is the west wall of the ......more


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