This is Bob Brown former owner of Hastie’s Farm, with his dog Sally.
Shared here kindly by Lon McIlwraith (his grandson), Lon told me, “Sally would bark and snarl if anyone came near Bob, until he commanded her to “Wheesht”!
This great photo is somewhat staged, set up by Professional photographers Hughes who were based further up Glasgow Road. Behind Bob is the magnificent front room fireplace at Hastie’s with its copper mantle. Around the fireplace is some of the typical bric-a-brac found throughout Hasties farm: Wally dugs, brassware galore, an old horn, oil lamps on tall bases, etc. Familiar ‘Auld Blantyre’ photographs adorn the walls above the piano.
Whats your memories of Hasties? Do YOU remember the front room pre 1975 as it looked like this?
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