Tag: fields

The Lady Nancy

  An extract from my book, “The History of Crossbasket Castle”….. 1930 – Thomas Findlay, owner of Crossbasket this year remarried (apparently very quickly) to Nancy Newbigging whom he would later have a further three children with. Perhaps through the constant reminders of his previous wife or simply due to a new opportunity arising, Thomas […]

1940s Wheatlandhead Farm Fields

Former Wheatland Farm owner, Elaine Russell gave me written permission in 2012 to share some of her family photos with Blantyre Project. Writing up the history of this old farm has been complicated and proved to be one of the oldest farms in Blantyre. In April 2015, Hamish McBain, a relation of the Russells contacted me with […]