Here’s a fantastic, rare photo for you all! Hopefully you’ve not see this before…
Going back 105 years ago to the start of WW1. It’s 1914 and the ‘hometime bell’ has rung at Auchinraith School. Children make their way up the Auchinraith Road, this photo taken near the junction of Main Street.
The stone houses are still all there, although most now have upper dormer windows. The large trees are long gone.
Gas lanterns and a stone gutter at the side of the road. No traffic in this era, although horses and carts would still be common. If you look at the road surface, you’ll see the weaving marks of bicycles. A charming photo, especially seeing the little girl happily skipping her way home.
The other 2/3rds of this photo will be posted tomorrow.
Photo Courtesy: Gordon Cook