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1910 The Alcove, Auchentibber Gardens

  Another wonderful previously unseen photo! This time, it’s the shady and leafy alcove at Auchentibber Quoiting Green, within the former Italian Gardens. Incredibly, this super clear photo is around 110 years old, an image lifted from a glass plate as photographed by David Ritchie, of High Blantyre. The alcove was next to the former […]

Quoiting Green 1909 Part 5 of 7

  Referring to a little souvenir booklet from 1909 written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words tell of the creation of the Quoiting Green. “Formation of Quoiting Green – Several of the men banded themselves together and elected to make a Quoiting Ground, quoits being considered by […]