There’s something a little spooky but still fascinating when somebody contacts you with photos of furniture once in your own home before you lived there!
That happened to me this week when Jan Jackson shared these photos of wonderful furniture that once adorned Croftfoot, in High Blantyre. A tall grandfather clock, a Georgian writing Bureau and period era seat. Granted I’d be interested in this more than most, but its what’s on the grandfather clock I wanted to record here, in the hope somebody out there can help.
The long case clock is mahogany and has an inscription above the face to William Paterson (not sure who he was?) and the name GOUKTHRAPLE is also on the front. Cannot find anything or anyone with that name, but thought it might be the maker of the time piece. I note that GOWKTHRAPPLE is a place in Wishaw, so there may be a connection. I’d love to know who William paterson was and how the clock came to end up in High Blantyre in Croftfoot, when it was once home of the Jacksons for several generations.