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Young Boy Greeting Horse At South Bantaskine Stables c.1890


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John Lawrie, the coachman, and Ian Gillan.

"The stables at South Bantaskine. The small boy became minister at St Columba's, London, and at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh.

"Almost all these photographs [see others in this collection] are in the album given by John Wilson to each daughter on her marriage. South Bantaskine was originally a mining estate, but careful management by John Wilson turned it into a beautiful wooded estate.

"The new house was built in 1862, but on the death of Mary Wilson, the last sister to live there, [it] was sold to the Coal Board. The walled garden was very fine and features in 'Scottish Gardens' about 1910." - Victoria Irvine [2002]

Donor number: 0207-012

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