Gallery of Pictures

   

This slide is of two buildings that have been the centre of debate in recent months. The Royal Oak which was originally started to be demolished, has been reprieved to some extent. Thanks to Historic ......more

   

Lugless Will or William Lithgow has been the subject of several articles. If you missed these then they are on our website Clydesdale Heritage. The elements of this slide are as follows:- First of all ......more

   

This is a fine view of the Castlegate which I put on fairly recently. The house that stands next to the house with the `Girnin Dug` is Vere House (now Lidl`s). It was quite an imposing and historic house ......more

   

I have put these up before but never have I put them up in this manner. They come from a Guidebook to Lanark dating back to about the late 1920`s/early 1930`s. They are a fascinating snapshot of the businesses that existed at one time in Lanark.

   

This is a fine view of the staff at Lesmahagow Co-op. The Co-op in Lesmahagow was a branch of the Coalburn Co-op. I like the old style grocers which I remember well back in 1950`s/1960`s in my childhood ......more

   

Thomas Prentice was well known for making horse harness throughout Scotland and Britain. He was always at agricultural shows. He used to take cards along to advertise his business.

   

This is a picture of the flood at Carstairs Junction on August 8th 1915. This was a cloud burst and it did a fair amount of damage. In some places the depth of the flood water was 8ft. Cloud bursts ......more

   

Leisure at Lanark Loch is the title of this slide. Lanark Lake as it was known pre World War I was a great attraction both in summer and winter. This las year people have rediscovered Lanark Loch in a major way.

   

This slide shows the Abington/Crawford Curling match of c.1905. Such a sight today is a real rarity. The other picture is of Douglas Bowling Club. Some of the buildings are still there.

   

This is a fine example of a Bonnet Piece of James V (1528-1542). This coin is alleged to have been made of Leadhills gold. Apparently James was entertaining the French Ambassador at Crawford Castle. ......more

   

Leadhills really took off in the 17th century as the centre of Scotland`s Lead Mining capital. The Fowlis family and then the Hope family (later Earls of Hopetoun) were responsible for developing Lead ......more

   

This is a picture of the excavation of Swaites Henge which took place almost thirty years ago. Swaites Henge is the end of the ridge that terminates in Cairngryffe Hill. Swaites Henge was originally ......more

   

This is a picture of Harvie`s garage in Abington which was taken in the 1970`s. At that time it was a thriving business. It also had a base in St Leonard`s street in Lanark. We would like to hear more about this business.

   

These are pictures taken at the back of Janice Plenderlieth`s flower shop which is next to the Tolbooth and has the date 1688 on a door lintel. An internal investigation a number of years ago confirmed ......more

   

These are pictures taken at the back of Janice Plenderlieth`s flower shop which is next to the Tolbooth and has the date 1688 on a door lintel. An internal investigation a number of years ago confirmed ......more

   

This looks like a Lanimer picture of the early fifties showing the Queen / the Scots and the outriders including the herald. Somebody will know all the details including who the people are in this picture.


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