Back to Barnhill today, to Broompark Road. This remarkably clear photo from 1915 shows a thatched building that is no longer there today. The trees at the back is the Calder at Bardykes Road. The woman on the left with the hat is Aggie Bain, the then owner of Barnhill Cottage which is still directly across from the Hoolet’s pub.
Of course, this wasn’t a happy time. It was the middle of World War One and I’m sure news of the front was a daily occurrence.
The cottage pictured was demolished in the 1920’s and is today the site of a modern bungalow as shown: