The Hardy Family
The Hardy Family


This is the Hardy family and in the photo is William & Maisie Hardy, and their 6 children left to right: Thomas, Robert, Anne, Jane, Mary (The Baby) & Betty.

The picture was taken c1949 at their Tuphall Road house in Hamilton. They later moved to Westwood Crescent in 1950 and some years later moved to Burnblea Street.

Maisie Hardy nee McKechnie lived in Wishaw and was educated in Wishaw Public School. She worked as a head cook in service in a castle in Ecclefecan and was reknowned in the community for her kind charitable nature and fabulous home baking and cooking.

The local Drs frequently visited for home baking and tea, William originated from Blantyre and then moved to the Old Town in Hamilton and was educated at St Mary’s. He worked as a miner in Blantyre, then India Tyres in Inchinnan till his retirement. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed tending to his garden.

Historic Hamilton would like to thank the Granddaughter of William & Maisie Hardy for sending us this fantastic family picture.

If you would like to share your Grandparents picture then please feel free to send it on a PM or by email to

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