Tag: bardykes

Caldergrove vrs Bardykes

On the 4th July 1872, a dispute arrived in court between the Blantyre estate of Bardykes and the opposing estate over the River Calder, of Caldergrove. The dispute centred around the river itself which formed the boundary between Blantyre and Cambuslang Parishes and clearly the matter couldn’t be resolved by neighbourly discussion. Safe to say […]

1966 Palomino Stallion & Peter Wilkie

This photo is from the mid 1960’s and pictured is Peter Wilkie at Bardykes. He’s standing beside beautiful Golden Monarch, a Palomino Stallion put out to stud at Bardykes. The photos is kindly shared here by Sandy Wilkie, through Alex Rochead with permission. Gordon Cook, local historian told me, “This reminds me of the night he […]