Gallery of Pictures

   

Hopetoun Arms Hotel & Main Street, Leadhills This is another coloured card in the Scott`s series. It was printed in Germany therefore it is pre World War I. Scott lived near the Hopetoun Arms and ......more

   

Backrow, Leadhills. Highest Inhabited Village in Scotland This card is one of the W. H. Scott series of cards of Leadhills dating back to the early 1900`s. This is a view of Backrow, Leadhills. It ......more

   

Symington Place, Leadhills This is a nice view of Symington Place, Leadhills called after the famous engineer William Symington. He was a native of Leadhills and was apparently born in the two storeyed ......more

   

The Church, Leadhills This is a view of the Church of Scotland Church that was the main church in the village from 1937. However it was originally built for members of the Free Church in 1883. The ......more

   

Mansion House, Leadhills This is the Mansion House better known now as the Mine Manager`s House. It was associated with the famous James Stirling. The house was designed for the Hopetoun`s to use ......more

   

Viaduct on Light Railway, Leadhills The Leadhills railway was a light railway and had a different gauge to the main line. The viaduct was a very impressive bit of engineering. It was one of the first ......more

   

Co-operative Store and Staff, Leadhills This is a view of the Leadhills Co-operative Store. In the 1900`s, villages like Leadhills had shops, banks, a Post Office and a couple of churches. It was ......more

   

On the Way to Leadhills This card showing the train going from Elvanfoot to Leadhills is going past a fisherman. It is part of the Brown series of Leadhills. The writer of the card is telling her ......more

   

Railway Station, Leadhills This is a Caledonian steam engine at Leadhills Station. This was a passenger train and it was the passenger service that outlived the transport of minerals. The line was ......more

   

Townfoot, Leadhills This view was taken by Brown`s of Lanark prior to 1903. Townfoot in Leadhills shows that many of the houses by the early twentieth century were slated. There seems to be some tidying ......more

   

Wanlockhead from the East This is a picture of neighbouring Wanlockhead. Wanlockhead is in Dumfriesshire and formed part of the Buccleuch Estate. It is interesting to see how many thatched cottages ......more

   

Reflections Though steam ploughs were introduced in the Victorian period, the majority of farmers used horses for ploughing. It was not until after W.W.I. that tractors became widely used. Unfortunately ......more

   

This week we are concentrating on Leadhills. Lead Mining at Leadhills Lead mining has proved to be more successful than gold prospecting as there was no major effort to revive the search for gold ......more

   

Delves Park, Lanark Tonight I am having a rake through my Lanark Box. First up is a view of the Glenmuir knitwear factory which was founded in 1891. However the present buildings date back to the 1920`s. ......more

   

Lanimer Morning Procession, Lanark This is a blown up photograph of Lanimers about 1913. Several interesting features can be made out including Dunlops the Grocers with the Victoria House, which was ......more

   

Holm Road, Crossford. (rear of card) This is a picture of Holm Road, Crossford in the old days. It is interesting to see the old cottages dating back to the early part of the 19th century. Crossford ......more


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