Tag: school lane

Ritchie Siblings, 1895

These little faces (I think) are Blantyre siblings, Minnie and James Ritchie. A photo remarkably taken around 1895, some 127 years ago! Their father was David Ritchie, a master joiner and likely the person who took the photo given his keen interest in photography. Their mother was Mary Ann Fleming. The parents married in Strathaven in 1888 before […]

1880s Kirkton Cross & Logans

This photo dates from the late 1880’s or early 1890’s. A charming photo of Kirkton Top Cross. Another source suggests the photo was taken between 1900-1910 but I believe that to be incorrect. The style of the clothes, the fact that the men have beards (that fashion started to fall away by 1900) and other […]