1920’s Barnhill Tavern


1920s Barnhill Tavern wmScanning in original photos and postcards at very high resolution, enabled me to pick out some things I’d previously missed in photo. Take for example, this 1920’s scene at Barnhill.

This is the Barnhill Tavern at Bardykes Road. An entrance faces also out on to Bardykes Road , complete with little iron bootscraper at the door. The man would now be standing on the busy road, the photo clearly taken from the elevated position above the wall of the Pech Brae in the foreground.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,:

John Cornfield The entrance to the flat above also to the right hand side the pen close where the stage coaches would have entered to rest or maybe change horses and passengers to maybe go in for a wee bevy
Marianne Stark Aitken Is that wee foot scraper still there?

Blantyre Project Yes, i think so.

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John Cornfield Probably not the same wan Cuz πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
George Baird Is that the hoolets now?
George Baird Lol mad how I like a pint in there nearly 100 years later
Margot Chisholm Brilliant.
Jimbo McSkimming Boot scraper at the back also may still be there, might confirm today πŸ™‚
Jimbo McSkimming duly confirmed, may do a final recon today however
Eleanor Connor Love these oul’ pics….. The Hoolets’ Nest,now. πŸ’šπŸ’›
Stevie Mclean Is that the moose hovering aboot !!!!
Frances Maguire Kelly Maguire doodle second home πŸ•
Ina Sanders hoolets nest my dad called it

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