History of the Monklands
For many people, the way into local history has been through tracing their family history. The family historian wants to know about the history of the locality where their ancestors lived but equally the local historian is interested in finding out about the families in their locality.
Local history is all about telling the story of people and places over time. It should aim to trace the origin and growth and sometimes the decay of a local community. This approach will help you to ask the right questions and to adopt a professional style to the work. You can help others by telling YOUR story
where is YOUR story??
The night The Kelpies became Our Kelpies
Add YOUR memories - Genealogy - Local History
The return of the Vulcan
The Vulcan in its canal resting place
-The restored full-scale reproduction of the Vulcan, the world's first iron-hulled boat, returned on 27th March 2014 to Summerlee Museum in Coatbridge Built in Calderbank on the Monkland Canal, the horse-drawn Vulcan plied her trade on the Forth & Clyde Canal from 1819 to 1873 when she was scrapped..
Pictures by Bob Stewart
Have you seen the BIG Cairnhill Stump??
The very new carving on a stump of a tree can be seen from Sikeside Road in Airdrie - it is a work in progress sculpture but it looks very promising..
See the other Cairnnhill Stumps
NEW Coatbridge Burgh - c1885
The gateway pillars are what remains of the North Road, East Lodge entrance to the Douglas Support estate.
Click the pic to read more about the Douglas Support and the early Haggs estate.
Read the poem that lists the men from
Buchanan Street in Coatbridge
who went to war in 1914-1918 - can you identify any of the names?? Maybe your Grandfather?
BUCHANAN STREET SOLDIER LADS
(Second List) By JAMES SCULLION
Betty Mc Neilly has already identified her Grandfather Robert Gribben who came home after the war racked with Mustard Gas effects. He spent some time at Erskine Hospital.Send an email to Monklands Memories
Summerlee Sojers <Click
Re-enactment group The Gordon Highlanders 1914-1918 at Summerlee on the September weekend
Courtesy of Brian Cairns
More from the Monklands Poet
Balloch and Ben Lomond
Skipping Songs and Street Games
Read about Drumpellier Country Park