Another photo from the former Auchentibber Gardens, this time looking west. Beautiful fountains adorn the gardens and would have made an idyllic setting for anybody visiting these grounds. From the 1910’s, this photo is more than 100 years old, the first time seen here online.
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Continuing a look at the remarkable collection of photos given to me recently. The photographer is Mr David Ritchie of High Blantyre who took many photos all over Blantyre between 1895 – 1920s. Many of them appear to have been turned into postcards. This is Auchentibber Gardens, at the edge of the Quoiting Green. Behind […]
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 […]
I recently met up with Margaret Stewart who lives in High Blantyre to scan some of her old photos of Blantyre. You can imagine my delight when Margaret passed me a little photo album with some great little ‘gems’ in it! Like this photo of the former Auchentibber Gardens, likely taken in the 1920’s. […]
Continuing our look at Auchentibber with the memoirs and research of former resident Flora Dickson Potter. Written in her own words before she passed away, they are reprinted here as shared by Janet Cochrane. In Flora’s words, discussing the former Auchentibber Italian Gardens. “Of course, the most outstanding features were raised based concrete urns, filled […]
Referring to the final part of the little souvenir booklet from 1909. Written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words tell of the further aspirations people had for the area. “Winter Scheme – So far, we have dwelt upon summer work only, but for the winter months, we […]
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 […]