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Strawfank Road, Carstairs Junction

Strawfank Road

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Year: 1905

This is a nice view of Strawfrank Road, Carstairs Junction which runs parallel to the railway line. The card is sent to Jessie Hutson on May 12th, 1905, when she…

Carnwath Looking West

Carnwath Looking West

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This postcard shows the Royal Bank of Scotland (now gone), plus the old Tolbooth. Also pictured is a shop called Ballantynes, though no information is available regarding this shop.

Carnwath towards tolbooth, 1916

Carnwath towards tolbooth

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Year: 1916

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…

Braidwood Station, Carluke

Braidwood Station

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This is a view of Braidwood Station near Carluke, opened by the Caledonian Railway Company in 1849. It was a busy station with several sidings on the east side, including…

Corporal William Angus

Homecoming of Corporal Angus

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Year: 1915

In 1915 possibly the largest crowd ever gathered to welcome home Corporal William Angus who had been awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing a wounded soldier from ‘No Man’s Land’.  …

Boating Pond, Biggar

Boating Pond

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A view of Biggar Boating Pond which according to the County of Lanark book was constructed c.1900.

Old Valley of the Clyde, Abington

Old Valley of the Clyde

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Year: 1934

Valley of the Clyde. This card is interesting as it records the fact that the writer of the card was on his way up to see the launch of the…

Fisherman's Monument, Abington

Fisherman’s Monument

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Year: 1935

This is a view of the Fisherman’s Monument near Abington. It is from a book called ‘The County of Lanark’ which was published in 1935. The Fisherman’s Monument stands on…

Lady Colebrooke's Workshop, Abington

Lady Colebrooke’s Workshop

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The company of W.H Scott did a large number of postcards of Lanarkshire. This is a rarer example of their work. Lady Colebrooke’s workshop is shown on many cards of…

Jubilee Fountain, Biggar

Jubilee Fountain

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The postcard shown here shows the Jubilee Fountain set up in the late Victorian period to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of 1887. It was made by the firm of McDowall…