Tag: bardykes farm

1989 More Blantyre Highland Games

  These photos were kindly shared by Jim Cochrane and feature Hercules the Bear and trainer Andy Robin, at Blantyre Highland Games in Summer 1989. The games were in their 3rd year and Hercules was a star attraction, pulling big crowds for being well known at the time. The pictures show how strong Hercules was, […]

1989 Blantyre Highland Games

Run by Blantyre Round Table, the 1989 saw the 3rd annual Blantyre Highland Games in the fields at Bardykes, on the lower slopes behind Wilkies Farm. Jim Cochrane has kindly shared these photos here. Do you recognise anybody? Feel free to tag them. The stars that particular year were Hercules the Bear and various members […]

1988 Wilkies Bardykes Farm Advert

I was recently looking through a trunk full of Blantyre “stuff” I’ve collected over the years and surprised to see that some contemporary (and unremarkable) booklets or articles I’d put away at the time, are now in themselves turning into pieces of Blantyre history and becoming more interesting! For example, this advert for Wilkie’s Farm […]