Gallery of Postcards

   

This is an aerial shot of the Motte at Carnwath and bailey area can be seen. It is however severely damaged by the golf course. The Motte itself is undoubtedly one of the best of its type in the South ......more

   

The Motte has always been a feature of the power of the Sommerville`s, who were lords of Carnwath for almost 450 years. Access to it in the old days must have been by a wooden staircase. On the top of ......more

   

This is a view taken in 1929 of the demolition of the Tolbooth . It clearly shows the old 16th century vaulted basement. This picture is courtesy of the Biggar Museum Trust.

   

This is a print of Couthally Castle as it looked in the early 19th century. It is out of an interesting book called the Sommerville Memorie. This out of print book is a very useful source of information. ......more

   

This is a view of Carnwath House which was taken in May 1928. It was demolished in 1970. The oldest part which was possibly a tower was constructed in the Sommerville era to be followed by major alterations ......more

   

This is a distant view of the original Club House at Carnwath.

   

The final picture of Carnwath Golf Course is of the original nine hole course. Note the golf course did not include the land near Carnwath House.

   

This is a view of Carnwath Public School which took all pupils up to the age of 14 before becoming a Primary School. It was built in 1814 with the classrooms om the ground floor originally and the head ......more

   

This is a pre World War II school photograph of the older pupils. It was taken in 1939 by a company called Scholastic Souvenirs of Blackpool. Can anybody name any of the pupils in this photograph?

   

This picture includes Cornet Walter Elliot Lockhart from 1919. He has the distinction of being the only M.P. to have been chosen as Cornet.

   

This is a picture of members of the Annan family who were Town Clerks of Lanark. There is no other family that served Lanark in this way.

   

This is a view of the Lanimer Procession in 1905. In the background can be seen the chimney of the Tannery. This picture has fantastic detail of the procession. Probably taken from the Co-op building now Oxfam.

   

This photograph was taken by the firm Rogers & Co photographers of the Lanimers in 1906. This card was then posted to John Wardrop of Shellburn in Sullivan County, Indiana.

   

This is a photo of girls in bonnets along with young boys dressed up as Cameronians. The date is 1956 and the Cameronians were in the Winston Barracks at this time. However they were often abroad particularly at Minden in Germany.

   

   

Here is a post war float showing Miss Universe on Martin`s lorry. Any information on Martin`s lorry or the date. I think the date is c.1950. The boy with the bow tie & cigar is I imagine Winston Churchill but how does he tie up with Miss Universe!!


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