Another crystal clear photo of Auchentibber, from over 100 years ago!
We’re back inside Auchentibber Gardens, this photo from the 1910’s taken from the Quoiting Green looking eastwards. Photographer was David Ritchie.
Outwith the quoiting green, beyond the neat, white picket fences, was an elevated walkway offering a beautiful vantage point to observe the sports. Ornamental planters positioned all along the small embankment, with wooden seats. The trellis frame in later years were covered with ivy and climbing flowers, offering shade in summer.
Today, this is all woodland, but it IS still possible to see the elevated earthworks, if you go behind the Auchentibber War Memorial and peek into the woods.
Just imagine what a day out up there would have been like!
Photo: Veverka Collection via Alex Bowie.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
John Dunsmore Must have been some place to play quoits back then
Marian Maguire Gosh how nice was this in Blantyre, it is terrible what we have lost.
Helen Henderson Mclaughlin Our house faced onto the green
Rose Lee I have a lovely family photo taken in 1914, sitting on one of the benches