Tag: broompark

Runaway Train at Broompark

  An accident occurred on the morning of Tuesday 31st July 1928 which involved the derailment of a goods train at Broompark Farm, High Blantyre. The farm was tenanted by James Rochead, a former local farmer whose farm once stood alongside the Hamilton to Strathaven railway on the L.M.S. line at a location directly across from where Saint […]

Demise of Auchentibber Quoiting Club

Pictured in this series of photos is the Auchentibber Quoiting Green just after the first world war. The ornate Italian gardens and statues surround the playing field, which is now completely overgrown. Correcting Auchentibber history Until very recently, like others online and previously published, I’d assumed quoiting at Auchentibber died out when owner of the […]

1927 Main Street, High Blantyre

I really enjoyed seeing these photos. Perhaps as its not far from my own home. Here, in 1927 is High Blantyre Main Street, photographed from Priestfield looking eastwards towards Hamilton. The photo captures such an everyday scene of life in the 1920’s. The hustle and bustle of shoppers, the business activities going on, the style […]