This fantastic picture of Burnbank was sent to us by Alan Watt. It was taken by Alan’s grandfather in who was called Matthew Watt.
The picture was taken in 1971 and you can see the old Victorian buildings on the left hand side which stood before the Red Road and Burnbank centre was built.
Have you got any old pictures of Hamilton that you would like to share? Please send them by PM, or by email.
One of Hamilton’s best kept secretes is the Mausoleum Keepers cottage. This beautiful building for most is out of sight and out of mind and is hidden away in overgrown trees.
The building itself is a Historic one and if we don’t try to save it soon, then we will lose it. This old house is part of the Mausoleum and is the last house standing in this area that was here when the Hamilton Palace stood.
There is a group of people who are trying to save the building, please visit their Facebook page and show your support. The link will be posted separate.
Alan Watt has given us permission to use his pictures of the cottage which were taken in 1983. These pictures were taken just before the council let the surrounding land become overgrown.