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Old Mill, Lesmahagow

Old Mill, Nethan

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This is a view of the Old Mill on the Nethan, Lesmahagow, which lies underneath the modern M74 motorway. Plans commenced in the 1980s to restore the Old Mill, but…

Honey production in Carmichael

Honey from Thatched Skeps

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Year: 1905

This is an interesting picture of the honey producers of Carmichael c.1905. I do not think that there are that many cards relating to the production of honey. These may…

Station Road, Thankerton

Station Road, Thankerton

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Year: 1928

A pleasant view down Station Road in Thankerton. This dates from October 1928.

Townhead, Thankerton - showing Thankerton Cottages

Thankerton Cottages

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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…

Carmichael House

Carmichael House

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This is a front view of Carmichael House with the two 18th century wings. It is the curved gables which are so typical of contemporary Prussian design. In the 18th…

Unveiling of Covenanter Monument

Unveiling of Covenanter Monument

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Year: 1911

This is an interesting card dating from 8th July 1911. It was issued to mark the unveiling of the monument to the Covenanter Donald Cargill. Donald Cargill was one of…

The Station, Lesmahagow

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This is a view of Lesmahagow Station. Lesmahagow did not get a station till fairly late on as a considerable amount of engineering had to be undertaken. It was only…

Ruins of Cowthally Castle

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An early 20th century postcard showing the ruins of Cowthally Castle (also known as Couthally Castle), near Carnwath. Very little shown in the picture survives today. It is thought that…

Carnwath Gala Parade

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Year: 1905

This is a picture of the Carnwath Gala Parade of 1905. This Gala included decorated bikes. In the early 20th century there was a fashion for such parades. For example,…

The Old Jail, Carnwath

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Year: 1920

A postcard with the title, ‘The Old Jail, Carnwath’. It features a great view of the Cross at Carnwath with the Tolbooth. The Tolbooth which dated back to the early…