What a lovely photo this is. Shared by Frances Burns, it shows the former Pathfoot Cottage on the Pech Brae in March 1956.
The cottage owner, a man named John sweeps the snow away from the house to prevent any dampness or damage to the plants which once were right along the gable.
Taken on a snowy Springtime day 63 years ago, I think buildings with stone stepped gables are really charming, traditional and look very homely. Just beyond on the right is Niaroo.
Today, only some foundations and a fireplace remain of this little cottage which at a time much earlier than this, once housed servants to Milheugh Estate.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Linda McInnes Would you have any photos or information on Burnfoot Cottage? Love the photo above, gorgeous.
Fairlie Gordon good read
Caron Cummings Stunning pic
Sadie Dolan Love this Photo, xx
Lesley Bethel Beautiful photo, the year I was born!
Therese Mckeon Passed it often on trips to the Calder.
🤣🤣 Niaroo? Just read it backwards
Marian Maguire So sad it’s gone
Christine Forrest Remember the outline of stones going down pech brae any idea why it went into disrepair? Lovely photo
Andrew Hill Remember it well magic
Gail Mcclinton Niaroo was a magical place as a child,,,,,visited my uncle hughie and he used to say it was name after my sister Lorraine,,, jokingly Lots of dogs n horses but the best was his one eye goose!,,Better than any hard dog,,,,MEMORIES x
Robert Stewart The man named John must be John Caskie
Margaret Brown Burns Robert Stewart no it’s John Ayre
Frances Burns Margaret Brown Burns , mum its great uncle John and Aunt Margaret’s photo