This photo is from the mid 1960’s and pictured is Peter Wilkie at Bardykes.
He’s standing beside beautiful Golden Monarch, a Palomino Stallion put out to stud at Bardykes. The photos is kindly shared here by Sandy Wilkie, through Alex Rochead with permission.
Gordon Cook, local historian told me, “This reminds me of the night he brought, what might have been this horse, up to a field at Priestfield Street in High Blantyre. It was kicking and jumping and he had frightful time getting it out because the horse had already spied the mare in the field. This would have been around 1966/67″
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