Tag: boatland

1910’s The Boathouse

This commonly produced postcard was recently on e-bay and has title, ‘The Boat House, Uddingston”. Actually it would be better phrased saying “Viewed from Uddingston”, for the boathouse at Boatland, Blantyreferme was actually in Blantyre Parish on the western side of the River Clyde boundary. The buildings were old. One of them had 1667 above […]

1910 Boathouse outside the door

  All fruit grown at Boathouse, Blantyre (i.e, Apples, Pears, Plums and various Berry fruits) were stocked in the local shops belonging to the Brown family. The Brown’s shops were located at 83 Main Street, Union Buildings, Uddingston, Baillieston was c/oStark 110 Main Street, and the third was in Bothwell. After Archibald died in 1912 and […]

Archie Brown’s Diary 1875 Part 9

  We’re halfway through our remarkable look at working life in a market garden in 1874 and the amazingly detailed diary of Archie Brown from 1874 and 1875. I hope you’re enjoying the wonderful photos and extracts in these articles. Pictured in 1908 is Boathouse Greenhouses and Orchard at the market garden business. Continuing our […]

Archie Brown’s Diary 1875 Part 10

Archie Brown was a market gardener and florist at Boathouse (Boat Jocks) from 1874 until 1912. Thanks to his great, granddaughter, Jenny Day, we’ve been looking last week and this at his remarkable diary from 1874 and 1875. Pictured in 1908 is Archie and his fellow Boathouse workers. His son in law Geordie Frame is perhaps […]

Archie Brown’s Diary 1874 Part 8

  Continuing our look at Blantyre market gardener and florist, Archibald Brown’s amazing diary from 1874 and 1875.  It’s transcribed exactly as it was written and shared here courtesy of his great granddaughter, Jenny Day. In this extract, we approach the end of 1874 and its very much Winter again as Archie writes about October […]