This is a view inside 40 Bloomgate, Lanark. The Archaeological Society worked inside this building in the early 1980`s. Members found various things including a Beggar`s badge of the 18th century. The ......more
This is a picture of Auchenheath House from the Annals of Lesmahagow published by Greenshields. His book was published c.1865. This shows the work done for William Ferguson prior to the alterations made ......more
Here is a picture of the Gardener`s gate which used to be at Douglas Castle. It was a very fine example of the work of the local blacksmith. The gate was removed by the Hume family to the Hirsel.
The creation of the Power Station of Bonnington and Stonebyres in the early 1920`s created a lot of opposition. Many people were concerned about the environmental impacts of both power stations. This literature is from that era.
The "Poet" Rosebank, Lanarkshire This is a card of Rosebank which was developed by the Hoziers of Mauldslie. In particular they were responsible for the building of the Popinjay. This card was produced ......more
This slide shows a B.T. communications bunker designed for use in a Nuclear War. They can be identified by this particular design. B.T. personnel were to report to these during a lead up to the war. ......more
This is a picture of Lanark c.1870-1880. It was taken before the Jubilee Fountain was erected in 1887. I am not p[putting much more comment on as it was on the site fairly recently.
This is another early view of Lanark c.1905. It is interesting to compare this view with the previous view of the church and Tolbooth. Again this was featured not so long ago on the site.
Here are two views of the work undertaken in St Nicholas, Lanark by the Lanark and District Archaeological Society and GUARD (Glasgow University Archaeological team). The stone work was found by GUARD ......more
Here are three photos of the Clydesdale Inn in Lanark. The front part being constructed c.1790. The bay windows were probably put in the 19th century. The glass in the two bay windows is largely original ......more
This slide is of two buildings that have been the centre of debate in recent months. The Royal Oak which was originally started to be demolished, has been reprieved to some extent. Thanks to Historic ......more
Lugless Will or William Lithgow has been the subject of several articles. If you missed these then they are on our website Clydesdale Heritage. The elements of this slide are as follows:- First of all ......more
This is a fine view of the Castlegate which I put on fairly recently. The house that stands next to the house with the `Girnin Dug` is Vere House (now Lidl`s). It was quite an imposing and historic house ......more
I have put these up before but never have I put them up in this manner. They come from a Guidebook to Lanark dating back to about the late 1920`s/early 1930`s. They are a fascinating snapshot of the businesses that existed at one time in Lanark.
This is a fine view of the staff at Lesmahagow Co-op. The Co-op in Lesmahagow was a branch of the Coalburn Co-op. I like the old style grocers which I remember well back in 1950`s/1960`s in my childhood ......more