Gallery of Postcards

   

Comment by Molly Cumming: This is a group from The Pride o` Them A`, 1951 Lanimers; sponsor Miss Net Donald, Marchbank, Wellgatehead. LIne up, Marilym Henderson, Sandra Nelson, Margaret Wilson, MOira ......more

   

Highland Cattle, Douglas Castle This is an unusual card for Archibald Brown in that it shows a herd of Highland Cattle. It is unusual as Charles Reid of Wishaw was the person who normally did the animal photographs.

   

Gardens, Castlebank Park, Lanark This is a nice 1970`s view of Castlebank Gardens in the 1970`s. At this time Castlebank which had been run by Lanark Town Council was transferred over to Strathclyde ......more

   

Stonebyres Falls, near Lanark The peculiar thing about this card of the Stonebyres Fall is that it is colourized an unusual feature for one of Brown`s cards. This particular card was posted to Edinburgh on August 13th 1904.

   

Bonnington, Falls of Clyde, Lanark This card of Bonnington is interesting in that Brown has actually included a man sat on the rocks. It must have been very dry to get this particular shot.

   

The Clyde at Dublin, Kirkfieldbank This is a nice card of Dublin, Kirkfieldbank. It was posted to various people at Joppa near Edinburgh. Was this a hospital facility as a doctor is included in the ......more

   

Reapers Homeward Bound This is a pre World War I picture of a reaper drawn by two Clydesdales. It was probably taken by Charles Reid of Wishaw. Also of note is the corn which has been drawn up into stouks.

   

Sheep in a Glen This is an interesting card in the Brown series of a flock of sheep at Monksfoot Glen near Douglas. The author of the card tells Miss Johnston that she can not see her as she is expecting ......more

   

Carluke E.U. Church and Town Hall This is a card showing the E.U. Church and the Town Hall in Carluke. Apart from these buildings, the thatched cottage is of interest. It probably dates back to at ......more

   

Stonebyres House, Lesmahagow This card of Stonebyres House was sent on August2nd 1905 by a J. Gibson. He sent the card to Miss Johnston of Westown, Pettinain. Stonebyres was built in the Baronial style ......more

   

Main Street, Douglas This is an interesting view of the Main Street in Douglas probably in the 1920`s. The manufacturer of the card is unknown. The Street is a beautiful mixture of 18th and 19th century ......more

   

Wall This picture shows that there were several layers of construction of the cloister. The last phase was funded by Lady Margaret Douglas in the late 1480`s.

   

This photograph shows the excavation and recording of one of the cloister walls. It is thought that the main church which would be a box like construction parallel to the Bloomgate.

   

Statue of William Wallace This is a nice view of the statue of William Wallace. This was sculpted by Robert Forrest from Carluke about 1820. The rather outlandish year is based on a 17th century painting ......more

   

This week`s main article is about Lanark`s Greyfriars Monastery, founded by Robert the Bruce in 1329. This site was excavated in 1999, when Robert Hogg`s developers from Carluke were constructing a number ......more

   

Clydesdale Inn This is a picture of the Clydesdale Inn and the lane beside it. It was in this lane that the dig took place in 1999. As can be imagined the space for excavation was somewhat limited. ......more


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