Tag: gardens

1910’s Auchentibber Toilets

  From over 100 years ago, this photo was taken at Auchentibber Quoiting Ground, outside the former Auchentibber Inn. Pictured are the male toilets, a small rustic outdoor building made of wood, for the miners and visitors if they were “caught short”. This little building would have been approximately behind where the Auchentibber War Memorial […]

Quoiting Green 1909 Part 4 of 7

Referring to a little souvenir booklet from 1909 written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words describe how the old quarry at Auchentibber was turned into something useful. It also sets out to describe how Village Inns in general were losing character and a yearning for something more […]

Quoiting Green 1909 Part 3 of 7

  Referring to a little souvenir booklet from 1909 written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words describe the vision and events leading up to the creation of the lovely gardens. “A Theory in Practice – About 10 years ago (1899), Auchintibber Inn came into the market and […]

Crossbasket Gardens Stunning Transformation

With such a beautiful transformation having recently taken place to Crossbasket Castle itself, it was only fitting that the grounds received a makeover too. AND then some! In the last fortnight, gardeners and landscapers have being working tirelessly at Crossbasket Estate to give the gardens an overhaul, fitting of a five star exclusive wedding venue. […]