Blantyre Project reader Jackie Lindsay, who lives in Wales has a nice Blantyre connection. She is related to the Cochrane family whom in the late 19th and early 20th Century once lived at Calderglen House.
Upon a visit to Blantyre back in 1993, Jackie took this photo was captured the derelict glass hothouse which once sat on the terraces of the gardens to the east of the house. This Victorian glasshouse would have been quite splendid in its time and well used by the gardeners employed in the Cochrane era. Do YOU remember this glasshouse?
I have a photo of how this used to look a few decades before, which I’ve colourised as attached.