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Thankerton Toll House

Thankerton Toll

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Year: 1822

This is a picture of the Thankerton Toll. In the days before the railways, money was raised for road maintenance through levying tolls. This toll house is typical of its…

Sherrifflats Road, Thankerton

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Year: 1911

A postcard showing Sherrifflats Road, Thankerton. The card was sent from the village on 23 August, 1911. The card was addressed to Nurse Dudley at the Nursing Home in Holland…

Thankerton with Post Office

View of Thankerton with Post Office

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This postcard, produced for John Forrest of the Post Office in Thankerton, shows the contrast between the old and new houses in Thankerton. It clearly indicates that there was a…

Loanfoot, Thankerton

Loanfoot, Thankerton

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Year: 1907

A postcard sent from Loanfoot, Thankerton in May, 1907. The card was sent to John Fielding of East Park Avenue in Newlands, Glasgow. The message to John Fielding references how…

Postcard of Thankerton Mill

Thankerton Mill

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One of several mills lying in proximity of the village of Thankerton. This mill was modernised in the 1790s. This was a period when a great deal of money was…

Postcard of Townhead, Thankerton

Townhead, Thankerton

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A nice view of some 17th/18th century cottages with their thatched roofs at Townhead, Thankerton. This photo was taken by Brown’s of Lanark. On July 7th 1906, this place was…

Biggar Road, Symington

Biggar Road, Symington

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Lochlyoch is not only famous for the Clydesdale Horses but as a major water source for Lanark. It opened in 1882 and cost £8,048. It was a major step forward…

Glasgow Yeomanry Camp

Glasgow Yeomanry Camp

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A postcard showing the Glasgow Yeomanry Camp on the side of Tinto. The card was issued by the YMCA. Postcards were quickly produced, allowing for people to send postcards to…

Clydesdale Horses

Clydesdale Horse

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Clydesdale Horses were first successfully developed as a breed by the Patersons of Lochlyoch Farm near Carmichael in 1713. Apparently, the breed was improved by using a Flemish Stallion. Maybe…

The Lancers - a commemorative card from Carmichael School

“The Lancers” commemorative card

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Year: 1907

An unusual commemorative card of a Primary School play by the children of Carmichael Primary in 1907. Such a performance reflects the Nationalism prevalent in Britain at the time. By…