Tag: gardens

David Livingstone Centre by Andy Bain

Thanks to Andy Bain who took these great photos whilst walking through David Livingstone Centre recently. Photographed in October 2014, they show the gardens still in full bloom, despite Autumn being well and truly there at the time. I have to say the gardens are looking remarkably well tended recently, a credit to the centre […]

Park House in 1930s and 1940s

I recently posted about Park House and its history here http://blantyreproject.com/2014/10/02/blantyre-park-house-sydes-brae/ Alex Rochead contacted me recently saying, “My grandfather had been in the army for many years serving in South Africa and India. When he returned to the UK and was demobbed he worked at Hamilton barracks as a Barracks Warden. I have been told […]

The Quoiting Green & Gardens

The Quoiting Green was situated behind the old War Memorial at Auchentibber. The local Miners in the late 1890’s spent some time working stone and building ornamental gardens modelled on Italian Designs. The gardens turned out to be very impressive and featured as a beautiful backdrop to the sporting ground itself. The gardens were terraced, […]