Tag: archibald

Archie Brown’s Diary 1874 Part 5

  Continuing our look at market gardener, Archibald Brown’s amazing diary from 1874.  It is transcribed exactly as it was written and shared here courtesy of his great granddaughter, Jenny Day. Pictured at his former home at Boathouse on the North of Blantyre Priory at the side of the River Clyde is another great picture of […]

Archibald Kerr Clark

I’ve been extensively investigating the history of Crossbasket Castle lately, and uncovered something of particular interest. The child of former Crossbasket owner James Kerr Clark was responsible for bringing Stalin to Churchill’s table in WW2!! “Lord Inverchapel, the man who made diplomatic history by persuading Stalin to dine at the British Embassy during the war, […]