Gallery of Postcards

   

Lochlyoch is not only famous for the Clydesdale horses but as a major source for Lanark. It opened in 1882 and cost £8,048. It was a major step forward for Lanark as it replaced Lanark Loch as a water ......more

   

Lochlyoch is not only famous for the Clydesdale horses but as a major source for Lanark. It opened in 1882 and cost £8,048. It was a major step forward for Lanark as it replaced Lanark Loch as a water ......more

   

This is a picture of the Henge at Anniston near Symington that was excavated by Tam Ward prior to quarrying. This site dates to the late Neolithic about 2500B.C. This is about the time of the great pyramids ......more

   

Mill; this one of several mills lying in the proximity to the village. This mill was modernized in the 1790`s; this was a period when a great deal of money was made by British farmers. The mills were an ......more

   

Townhead, Thankerton A nice view of some 17th/18th century cottages with their thatched roofs at Townhead, Thankerton. This photo was taken by Brown`s of Lanark. On July 7th 1906, this place was described as `an out of this world spot`.

   

This card was sent from Loanfoot ,Thankerton.This house is marked with an X. It was sent on May 31st 1907. It was sent to John Fielding of East Park Avenue in Newlands by Glasgow . The writer only uses ......more

   

This card which was produced for John Forrest at the Post Office shows the contrast between the old and new houses in Thankerton. It clearly shows how there was a sudden growth of prosperity in Rural Clydesdale ......more

   

This is a postcard of Sherrifflats Road, Thankerton sent from the village on August 23rd 1911. Again it is a Forrest card. The writer called M was writing to nurse Dudley at the Nursing Home in Holland ......more

   

The next two cards are of Station Road in Thankerton. The first was sent on August 29th 1909 to Mrs Smith in Stonehouse. Mrs Armstrong complains that Mrs Smith had failed to respond to the six cards that ......more

   

The next two cards are of Station Road in Thankerton. The first was sent on August 29th 1909 to Mrs Smith in Stonehouse. Mrs Armstrong complains that Mrs Smith had failed to respond to the six cards that ......more

   

This is a picture of the Thankerton Toll. In the days before the railways, money was raised for road maintenance through levying tolls. This toll house is typical of its sort having windows facing up an ......more

   

Townhead, Thankerton from the Station This is a nice view of the Station building at Thankerton with the adjacent signal box. The card dates to about 1905. Notice the advert for the Central Hotel now being open.

   

This is a great card showing the facilities at Thankerton Station that included a goods yard plus a place to put water in a train`s boiler. Also there is what appears to be local train coming through the station.

   

Millbrae from the Station, Thankerton This is a picture taken in October, 1918 of Thankerton Station. The station was opened in 1848 and closed in 1965. The line of course is still open and the station survives as a private house.

   

This is a view of the Boat Bridge at Thankerton, damaged the other day and so is temporarily closed while the parapet is being fixed. The bridge itself dates to 1775 being built by local cash to facilitate trade between Biggar and Lanark.

   

This is an interesting card dating to 8th July 1911. It was issued to mark the unveiling of the monument to the Covenanter Donald Cargill. Donald Cargill was one of the prominent leaders of the Covenanters. ......more


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