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Auchentibber Memoirs Part 9

Continuing our look at a just a few more articles remaining from Flora Dickson Potter’s memoirs and research about Auchentibber. Flora is no longer alive but committed these words to paper during her lifetime. Speaking this time of the Italian Gardens, Quoiting Green and Patriotism. “During the Summer months, the gardens were the scene of […]

Village Improvement Trust

The “Auchentibber Village Improvement Trust” was proposed and formed in early November 1915. This wartime organisation was to seek social and living standards improvement for the hamlet of Auchentibber and seek to bring it up to standard of Blantyre itself, particularly to address the problem of sewage in the area. A meeting was held in […]

Quoiting Green 1909 Part 5 of 7

  Referring to a little souvenir booklet from 1909 written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words tell of the creation of the Quoiting Green. “Formation of Quoiting Green – Several of the men banded themselves together and elected to make a Quoiting Ground, quoits being considered by […]

Quoiting Green 1909 Part 4 of 7

Referring to a little souvenir booklet from 1909 written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words describe how the old quarry at Auchentibber was turned into something useful. It also sets out to describe how Village Inns in general were losing character and a yearning for something more […]

Quoiting Green 1909 Part 3 of 7

  Referring to a little souvenir booklet from 1909 written by the workers who created the Auchentibber Quoiting Green and surrounding gardens, these words describe the vision and events leading up to the creation of the lovely gardens. “A Theory in Practice – About 10 years ago (1899), Auchintibber Inn came into the market and […]