This postcard is marked River Calder at “Milheugh”, High Blantyre. The scene looks like it may be at the end of the island looking back towards Greenhall, the current walk to the left. However, it’s a little hard to make out and at nearly 100 years old has likely changed quite a bit.
Let’s go to the Calder next. Here, the Ayrshire Cattle plod along by the river at Milheugh during the early 1950’s. Pictured from the island, looking back to the riverbend. Photo courtesy of the Rocheads ,Malcolmwood Farm . Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:Caroline […]
I’d never seen this amazing photo before until September 2018. Pictured is the Blantyre Ambulance in May 1915. Several postcards exist showing the ambulance at Calderglen and Caldergrove, but this photo was the first I’d seen it at Milheugh House, the former house beside the Calder Falls. The ambulance was bought by funds raised […]
Jenny Hutton asked, “Hi Paul, I’m looking for information on my ancestors John Connell and his wife Margaret Russell. John is referred to as a Miller in Millheugh late 1700s. Their daughter Margaret born in 1798 is my direct ancestor. I would be glad of any information that you can find on them” This was […]
Blantyre Project reader Gerry, his father and son were looking in the Calder for anything interesting and at the end of their search found this, on 2nd April 2018. On closer inspection and cleaned up, it was a John Yates 1808-1840 silver sauce spoon! I won’t pretend I know much about silverware, but this seems […]
Sharing some new, high resolution photos with you today. Pictured here in the 1920’s is the former large Milheugh House, which once stood near the falls at the Calder. In some colourful clarity it is easier to see the older, Georgian part of the house and beside it the Victorian extensions with long tall […]