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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 […]

Archie Brown’s Diary 1874 Part 7

  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 August and September 1874, Archie wrote about the harvest. He was lifting potatoes and picking gooseberries, strawberries, pears, apples, […]

Archie Brown’s Diary 1874 Part 6

  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. Pictured in 1908, is one of Archie’s fellow workers at Boathouse, standing proudly at the doorway along with their fruit […]

Archie Brown’s Diary 1874 Part 5

  Continuing our look at market gardener, Archibald Brown’s amazing diary from 1874.  It is transcribed exactly as it was written and shared here courtesy of his great granddaughter, Jenny Day. Pictured at his former home at Boathouse on the North of Blantyre Priory at the side of the River Clyde is another great picture of […]