Clips from our Old Newsletters still make interesting reading.
From February 1980
RIGHTS OF WAY
(See Old Carluke)
The "Rights of Way" meeting held on January 10th certainly caught the attention and enthusiasm of quite a number of members and friends. Mr. McConnell agreed to guide members round some local paths on the following Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. EIGHTEEN walkers set off on a lovely bright morning. Those present had a very enjoyable time. The bonfire and chat at picnic time created a friendly atmosphere. The following Sunday TWENTY of us set off once more to tackle a walk starting from Forrests at Headspoint. The sheltered valley was beautifully quiet and peaceful and the idyllic Mashock Mill was explored. We are very grateful to Mr. McConnell for the time he spent with us. We are hoping to organise regular walking trips locally and further afield for members, their families and friends.
GUNS - WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
The society has sent a letter to the District Council making enquiries into the whereabouts of the two cannons which used to sit outside the Drill Hall and of two machine guns gifted to the Carluke Parish Council after the First World War by the War Trophies Committee. The information about the machine guns was found in the Peace Souvenir published by J. Bell of the Gazette Office, September, 1919. There has as yet been no reply. CAN ANYONE ENLIGHTEN US!
CPHS had varied feedback from this. No definite sightings were noted but Coulter House was mentioned. Anyone know anything else?
From June 1980
For some time now I have been fascinated by a face or rather part of a face-in stone. The stone is in the garden of Mr. & Mrs. McCrossan in Sandy Road. We have however confirmed that the stone originally came from Braidwood. Mr. E. Barren our resident photographer has taken some pictures of the stone which we will be sending on to the Museum, of Antiquities in Edinburgh, for information it,
The stone is rough hewn and stands about 2ft high.
(A Report from an old Gazette)
LANARK SHERIFF COURT.
A number of criminal cases were dealt with by Hon. Sheriff Houston at Lanark Sheriff Court on Monday. The third case is recorded, as follows:-
IN AT THE WINDOW.
J.F., labourer of no fixed residence, was charged with having early on Sunday morning last assaulted R.B. at the door of the Model Lodging House in Sandy Road, Carluke and with throwing stones at and damaging the door of said Lodging House, The accused pleaded guilty. From statements submitted it seemed that F. entered the Lodging House under the influence of drink on the Saturday evening previous and was ejected. He returned about 4 o'clock on Sunday morning and entered the Lodging House by means of a window. He was again told to go out but assaulted B. by striking him with his fists, and when outside threw stones at the Lodging House door. A fine of ten shillings with the alternative of seven days was imposed.