Thankerton Cottages

Year: 1931

This card was sent from Thankerton in 1931. The thirties were a period when many of the thatched cottages in Lanarkshire began to disappear. Some of them dated back to the 17th/18th centuries. The floor in the cottages was a mixture of lime and soil which created a floor almost like concrete! The thatch was probably obtained from places near the Clyde, where suitable material could be obtained or alternatively thatch could be made from straw.

This set of cottages still exists in Covington. Some of the buildings still have thatch roofs.

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