Jim Rochead is pictured at The Garden Fete at Crossbasket 1950s. The large tent providing some rain protection. I didn’t realise Crossbasket had been whitewashed in the mid 20th Century, previously thinking the render had always been grey.
The render was an important part of waterproofing the building, protecting the rough stonework from the elements. The modern, recent renovation has removed the render, exposing the stonework for the first time, with modern waterproofing sealants being painted over the masonry to protect all stone.
Photo courtesy of the Rocheads at Malcolmwood Farm.
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John Dunsmore Jim ,was in my class at old. Calder street high school