Hamilton - in days gone by

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Hamilton - in days gone by

Postby Molendinar » Mon May 16, 2005 10:41 am

In relation to another Hamilton thread that cropped up;

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2261&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Thought I'd expand a bit and post the following little pamphlet I inherited from my Grandpa. it's a signed copy, so I assume he knew the author. I've scanned it in at 150dpi and pdf'ed it, so it's a biggish file.

http://www.loud1design.co.uk/hgposts/HamiltonInDaysGoneBy.pdf

it's a great little pamphlet with lots of little anecdotal stories. It'd be interesting to hear if anybody has any info to corroborate any of these or if any of it sparks off any memories of family legends. One thing that would be good to firm up on is whether the fish and ring of the glasgow coat of arms did indeed happen in Hamilton (Cadzow at the time).
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Postby tip2tail » Wed May 18, 2005 12:01 pm

Good to see someone else interested in Hamilton. Stayed there 99% of my life. Up in Earnock just off the Wellhall Road.

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Postby DickyHart » Wed May 18, 2005 9:57 pm

im in edelwood
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Postby thecatsmother » Thu May 19, 2005 6:47 pm

Cheers for that. I haven't read it in depth yet, but the ads brought back some memories of long-gone shops. Yes, I'm from Hamilton originally, and my old man still lives just off Bent Road.
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Postby Molendinar » Fri May 20, 2005 1:39 pm

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Postby Caltonboy » Thu May 26, 2005 9:15 pm

there's lot of history in hamilton it seems, I'd like to know more about the mines in the area and where they were located exactly, any tips?

(and don't say buy a shovel, :) ) ::):
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Postby Molendinar » Thu May 26, 2005 11:07 pm

well, cadzow colliery @ cadzow bridge was the deepest in lanarkshire apparently, mentioned in one of the threads linked above.

I'd like to find out more about mives near Cleland in North Lanarkshire myself - my great great grandpa was the mine manager of Knownoblehill pit. Haven't the slightest idea where it was still...
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Postby excoriate » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:36 pm

hello there, I was flicking through a website based on the history of Hamilton and found a series of pictures of this structure:

http://www.smcallister.co.uk/old%20hami ... %20001.jpg

I used to play here as a kid and always wondered exactly what it was. I always assumed it was part of a mine entrance/exit but nobody could tell me exactly what it was.

Its just off where the old Dykehead Farm was before West Craigs was built, and up the hill from the "fifty feet" tadpole pond/farm dump.

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Postby evilheartedyou » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:45 pm

I spend tons of time in Hamilton, love all the history this (not so) wee place has :D
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Postby excoriate » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:26 pm

excoriate wrote:hello there, I was flicking through a website based on the history of Hamilton and found a series of pictures of this structure:

http://www.smcallister.co.uk/old%20hami ... %20001.jpg

I used to play here as a kid and always wondered exactly what it was. I always assumed it was part of a mine entrance/exit but nobody could tell me exactly what it was.

Its just off where the old Dykehead Farm was before West Craigs was built, and up the hill from the "fifty feet" tadpole pond/farm dump.

Cheers!


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Re: Hamilton - in days gone by

Postby crusty_bint » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:18 pm

Hmmm... can you pin it down on a map?
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Re: Hamilton - in days gone by

Postby gap74 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:03 am

Looks to me like a kiln maybe - there was a picture of one in Blantyre in last week's Hamilton Advertiser, if I can find it kicking about I'll scan it and post it up.
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Re: Hamilton - in days gone by

Postby gap74 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:12 pm

From last week's Hamilton Advertiser - apologies for lazily photographing it rather than scanning, couldn't be arsed retrieving scanner from car!

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Re: Hamilton - in days gone by

Postby excoriate » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:34 pm

gap74 wrote:From last week's Hamilton Advertiser - apologies for lazily photographing it rather than scanning, couldn't be arsed retrieving scanner from car!



Thats brilliant!
Quite a fluke that its turned up in the local paper too, cheers!

I've always wondered what it was since I was a wee boy :)
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Re: Hamilton - in days gone by

Postby Squigster » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:38 pm

Being from High Blantyre, much to my embarrassment I don't know where this site is - Could someone give me approx directions (may only saving grace is the I left when I was 18) :oops:
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