Gallery of Postcards

   

This is a photo of the Lockhart grave enclosure at the east end of Carstairs Church. It was gravediggers working here who discovered the eastern apse of the Bishop of Glasgow church of St Mary`s.

   

This is a grave slab dating to the period of the Covenanters. This slab dates to 1672 and is used to create a walk way around the Parish Church of Carstairs.

   

This is the old public school for Carstairs. The children had a playground out of the village on the left hand side of the road near the compound for used cars. The school is now a community centre.

   

Today we will be putting on some more photos of Carnwath. The first one is a rather fine picture pre World War I showing the Old Bush Inn. Anybody any ideas about the shop opposite? Andrew somebody or ......more

   

This is Carnwath House when it was a golf club house in the early 1960`s.

   

This is a picture of the small hamlet of Kaimend. Incidentally the word Kaimes is connected with the dumps of sand and gravel left by the last great glaciation c. 9500 B.C. A fine example of this geological ......more

   

e Denham of Westshield tombstone is of interest. It is attached to the South wall of St Mary`s Aisle. It really is about the history of the Denham family who were connected with Westshields House. This ......more

   

This is an early picture of Jackson`s of Carnwath with a small child on a pony outside the place. This photo comes from the Jimmy Henderson collection.

   

This is a good picture of Carnwath Station showing the coal wagons in the station with the horses and carts loading up for delivery. This shows just what a busy station Carnwath used to be. The writer ......more

   

This is a drawing of the fine Westshield House. I still remember this standing in the early 1970`s prior to demolition. This drawing was made for Nigel Tranter`s book `The Fortified House in Scotland` ......more

   

This is a Brown`s card showing a member of the Seaforth Highlanders from Lanark. A number of Lanark men were attached to this regiment. The photograph suggests that he is about thirty. The lady sat down ......more

   

This is a view of the old school at Crossford which is now a private residence. This was the Victorian school which preceded the school at Underbank. Underbank dated to about the 1930`s and is now replaced ......more

   

This is a view of the Moss Burn, Carnwath. The card was sent on November 1st 1927. Does anybody know anything about the Moss Burn?

   

This card was sent on 26th November 1916 to Monsieur Fillon in Bayeux, France. The writer is practising their French and saying that Carnwath is lying under a blanket of snow and it is not possible to ......more

   

This card shows a stand pipe in the street which was the main water supply plus a view of the Wee Bush.

   

This card shows the Royal Bank of Scotland (now gone) plus the old Tolbooth as well as a shop called Ballantynes. Anybody any information on this shop?


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