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"Three weeks before he so unexpectedly passed away, Mr. Thomson and I had, in his house, a long talk about local weaving conditions during his boyhood. As I was leaving he drew my attention to a picture on the wall. It is a painting of the Commongreen and is signed "Andrew Taylor, 1885. In the background the tower of Avendale Church is a conspicuous object; in the middle distance the Royal Oak Tavern, Wellbrae, Vicarland (the Vicarage) and the Bank of Scotland buildings are shown in the foreground: yoked to a cart, is a horse with a bottle of hay lying in front if it. Mr. Thomson said the owner of the horse was Livingstone, the Darvel carrier, whereas Mrs. Hamilton votes for Pollock, a Newmilns dealer in young pigs. Error is now as good as truth. Even in the days of its flesh - peace be with the soul of the man concerned! - the biped possessor was less important than the quadruped possessed. For hours on end the horse stood like Patience on a monument. Exempt from the tyranny of the eighteenth century Kirk session, I suggest that this animal was a re-incarnation of Job. To the rising generation the Commongreen is pre-eminently a bus terminus . . ." John Brown, M.A. "Modern Strathaven, With Peeps at its Past", pp.65/66.
Advertiser: 5th September, 1914
Wanted: Board or rooms in Strathaven or vicinity, for Patient about to leave Sanitorium. Apply Bryson, Printer.
Mr. Thomas Rankin, L.D.S., Dental Surgeon, 66 Cadzow Street, Hamilton visits Strathaven every Tuesday, from two p.m. till eight p.m. Consulting Rooms - 14 Commongreen (Mrs. Robinsonís).
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