Tag: clark

Donations & Dogs

  On 4th October 1860, James Clark of Crossbasket, High Blantyre was one of the subscribers donating heavily to the construction of the Wallace Monument in Stirling. The Stirling Observer Newspaper thanked everybody who subscribed. The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig […]

Blantyre Vics – Part 2 1900-1920

Continued from Blantyre Vics Part 1 The current and present club that arose from the ashes was formed in 1900, but again as juniors. The team were reconstructed that year as a professional football team. The story is that the team was formed from a crowd of boys who hung around the corner of Rosendale, […]

Crossbasket Snippets 1860 and 1861

  An extract from my book “The History of Crossbasket Castle” by Paul Veverka On 4th October 1860, Crossbasket Estate owner, James Clark was one of the subscribers donating heavily to the construction of the Wallace Monument in Stirling. The Stirling Observer Newspaper thanked everybody who subscribed. The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the […]

John Cabbell of Crossbasket

John Cabbell was born about 1810 and was noted later in life primarily as a businessman, an insurance agent of Glasgow. Later to become Justice of the Peace. He was amongst a handful of owners of Crossbasket who owned the Castle for an incredibly short period of time. In John’s case, only 44 months. His […]

Archibald Kerr Clark

I’ve been extensively investigating the history of Crossbasket Castle lately, and uncovered something of particular interest. The child of former Crossbasket owner James Kerr Clark was responsible for bringing Stalin to Churchill’s table in WW2!! “Lord Inverchapel, the man who made diplomatic history by persuading Stalin to dine at the British Embassy during the war, […]