A great photo next from Loanend looking back towards Blantyre. Out of the picture to the right is Malcolmwood Farm. The photo, dating from the 1950s was captured from the elevated point at the Loanend bing, the former colliery. The tree line in the distance is Bardykes Road, the bing most likely, Larkfield.
I thought I would write a brief history of Loanend Cottages, near Flemington. Whilst the cottages are slightly outwith Blantyre in Cambuslang Parish, they are nearby enough to be considered on this website. Loanend likely takes it name from “Laun’s end” or “Land’s End”, which i believe to be a reference of the land at […]
On 3rd February 2015, I was contacted by Nick Rice, who shared this wonderful photo adding, “My 1st cousin 3 times removed called Margaret McWilliam and her husband John Pettigrew lived at Malcolmwood Farm. The photo shows Margaret and John along with some of their 19 children. I recently posted an article about them on […]
A great photo of Jimmy and Minnie Rochead, taken at Malcolmwood Farm. These are the parents of Blantyre man Alex Rochead, who has shared many photos and information on this website. This photo though, was sent in by Jim Cochrane. Also attached are another two photos that Jim believes may be relatives of Alex. If […]
Not to be confused with the large grand house at Greenhall Estate, there was also a Greenhall Farmhouse located near the boundary with Crossbasket Estate. Pictured here in 2004 its its final months by Nick Rice, Greenhall Farmhouse. The earliest record I can find of Greenhall Farm House is on the 1747 map, where the […]