Tag: rochead

1905 – 1910 Bardykes Road, Barnhill

This colourised picture of Bardykes Road at Barnhill dates from between 1905 – 1910. I don’t think I have seen this particular photo before (although there are several very similar). A horse and cart sits outside Barnhill Farm, with a wee boy sitting on the back. Two wee girls, not much older than toddlers wander […]

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 Dandy Railway Crossing

I’ve previously written about a path leading from Glasgow Road down to Blantyre Works Mills called, “The Dandy”. You can read more about it here. http://blantyreproject.com/2014/03/02/origins-of-the-dandy/ This article relates to one particular part of that path, at the point where it crosses over the Caledonian Railway. (The railway line at that point leads out to […]

Broompark Farm, Blantyre

Broompark Farm was a farm steading built around the mid 1700’s on the lands of Mains, Blantyre. (Margaret Gardiner was born there in July 1763). With a farmhouse already at Old Mains, this new property was initially known as New Mains. You can read the story of how New Mains became Broompark here http://blantyreproject.com/2014/01/28/how-newmains-became-broompark/ The 1859 […]

The Blantyre Priory Carvings

The Blantyre carvings are a series of iconic stone carvings, based on a religious theme, on a cliff face overlooking the River Clyde, below the site of the former Blantyre Priory, and across the river from the remains of Bothwell Castle. Over the years, a number of assorted stories and myths have been presented regarding […]