Gallery of Postcards

   

This is a picture of fuelling up at Tarbrax in the 1920`s. It was the advent of the motor car and need for petrol rather than the paraffin that was produced at Tarbrax that led to the demise of the Paraffin Works there.

   

This is a view of the south side of Monteith house which was constructed for Henry Monteith in 1821 in the mock Tudor style. This style became very popular in the Georgian period indeed Monteith House ......more

   

Lieutenant Colonel William Lockhart was associated with the creation of the house of Milton Lockhart . It was designed by William Burn who also worked at Carstairs House. He served with the East India ......more

   

This is a card signed by Cattaneo , an Italian aviator who flew at Lanark. It is one of a group of signed cards that are of aviators who fly at Lanark. Most of the cards are Lanark related. Cattaneo ......more

   

This is a view of Stumpy road which led out of the village of Crawfordjohn in the direction of Sanquhar. It was according to the Crawfordjohn Heritage centre called this as there was a tree stump by the ......more

   

This could have been the fate of one of the old Lowland buses to end up as holiday accommodation by the Clyde. Notice that there is a fine toilet next to it. In the background can be seen the Crawford ......more

   

This is a picture of the old school at Abington which was built in the late Victorian era. It must have been quite a solid building . Up to the time that Biggar High School took on the pupils of Secondary ......more

   

The company of W.H Scott did a large number of postcards of Lanarkshire. This is a rarer example of their work indeed I have never seen a copy of this card before. Lady Colebrooke`s workshop is shown on ......more

   

Here is a view of a play park in Carluke known as the Wee Moss. The card dates to the late twenties or early thirties as the building shown in the photograph was not open till 1927. It used to be St Athanasius ......more

   

This is a topical card as it relates to a flood which took away not only the Glespin Bridge but the Jeanfield bridge as well. The writer of the card states that he was not able to get the other flood card ......more

   

This a picture of Craighead Mill near Lesmahagow. It is thought to be the site of an earlier mill which was built by the Tironesian monks of Lesmahagow Priory. The present building has its origins in the ......more

   

This is a card commemorating the link between Biggar and William Ewart Gladstone. He was only Prime Minister in History to serve four terms but not consecutively. Starting out as aTory , he became the ......more

   

This card is an undivided back card which had been made by Archibald Brown of Lanark. The message had to be written on the front as the back was reserved for the address. Thankfully this rule soon vanished. ......more

   

This is a card from Biggar which was published by Fergus , stationer in the 1920`s. It is a valuable card in many wayss as one can see the Biggar Gas works and its chimney in the background . Also of ......more

   

This is an interesting item. It is Scotland`s oldest film projector in situ and dates back to 1937. It is to the best of my knowledge still located in what was the Regal Cinema in Bannatyne Cinema. It ......more

   

This is a copy of the sketch made between 1789 and 1790 by Captain Grose and Robert Riddell during their travels around Scotland prior to make a book about Scottish Antiquities. This was a copy of the ......more


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