BRAEHEAD

Braehead
This is a postcard of Braehead of the early part of the twelve century. I think that it is what is called Main Street, Braehead. The photograph shows a mixture of smaller 18th century and larger 19th century buildings. Braehead grew as a community due to the need for limestone for the Wilsontown Ironworks. However that was not the only reason limestone was needed. It was also required by the farmers to break down the clay soils of Clydesdale. The card was manufactured for Jacksons of Carnwath.