Tag: bardykes house

1988 Blantyre Highland Games

  Sanny McVicar handed in these excellent photos of the 1988 Blantyre Highland Games. Pictured is Andy and Hercules the Bear, as well as some of the strongmen competing in the various strongman challenges. Located in the large field behind Bardykes House, the games were popular each year attended by many thousands of people. Whats […]

Bardykes House – A History part 2

Continued from Part 1 From the forthcoming book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul D Veverka (c) 2016 With the Victorian fashion of extending or renovating homes to incorporate classical features, the Jackson family took the decision to build a new house entirely at Bardykes. This was to be a grander house, the one that we currently […]