This is a WW1 photograph of Private G. McGill of the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, a Blantyre lad who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty at Fosse 8 in battle on mainland Europe. In March 1916, when his officer, Captain Farmer, a man in his regiment, was wounded. Private […]
Jim Cochrane shared this photo adding, “This is the Wilsons at Auchintibber Farm circa 1900.” I decided to dig deeper into Blantyre history to see if I could identify the people in the photo, confirm the date or add some details. I believe the Wilsons came from South Craighall in East Kilbride, moving to […]
Norma Marr has emailed me from across the Atlantic, enclosing some fantastic old Blantyre photos commenting, “I am attaching some images that we have of Auchentibber Farm and of the Wilson family that lived there. I hope they will be of interest and perhaps of some use if these wonderful buildings are ever restored. I’m […]
This photo has kindly been shared with us by Jim Cochrane. Pictured is Walter Rochead of Broompark Farm. Walter was born on 17th March 1924 and judging by his age in this photo puts the picture late 1940s or perhaps early 1940s.