Tag: bothwell bridge

1847 Bothwell Bridge

This is of course Bothwell Bridge. Photographed from the Bothwell side looking across to the opposing riverbank which would in time become the lido park, later the expressway. An engraving by Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, the bridge had been remodelled only a couple of decades earlier, widening it, making it more level and removing a large […]

Battle of Bothwell Bridge

The Battle of Bothwell Bridge, or Bothwell Brig, took place on 22 June 1679. It was fought between government troops and militant Presbyterian Covenanters, and signalled the end of their brief rebellion. The battle took place at the bridge over the River Clyde in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire near Bothwell in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The battlefield has been included […]

Bothwell Bridge, 19th Century

This next picture could be 140 years old! It’s an amazing, rare view of Bothwell Bridge viewed from the Bothwell side. The new stonework of the widened bridge, still looks light and clean and traffic…..was obviously light that day! What a completely different way of life from today! Friend and fellow history colleague, Gordon Cook […]

Battle of Bothwell Bridge

A superb, rare 19th century engraving of “The Battle of Bothwell Bridge“. I first saw this on the “Lost Houses of the Clyde Valley” Facebook page, run by Christine Wallace. The engraving was done in 1850 and may include some artistic license of the battle which took place in 1679. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. […]

Bothwell Bridge

  These images show Bothwell Bridge in Edwardian times. Taken around 1900, they show the bridge colourised. A sleepy rural scene, prior to trams, prior to motorised vehicles, a horse being watered at the river. The other colourised lantern slide is perhaps ever so slightly older. Finally, a Bothwell Masonic Penny shows the older bridge, […]

1981 Bothwell Bridge & A725

  These excellent photos from Gordon Cook show the completion of the East Kilbride Expressway at Bothwell Bridge. Taken in 1981 into 1982, the photos show the completed new A725 concrete cantilevered bridge that we know so well today, leading down to the Raith Interchange. This saw the A725 fully joined up between Raith and […]