‘Kick the sleepers away’

In August 1952 the historic mansion of Carnbroe, Lanarkshire, was demolished:

Carnbroe had a fine walled garden that nestled within a bend of the North Calder Water. Beside this walled garden was a Gairdener’s hoose:

In March 1906 a baby boy was born in the gairdener’s hoose:

And here is this wee boy, Thomas Fleming Adams, on his mither’s knee, together with his father [the gairdener] and his three older sisters:

And here is Thomas Fleming Adams as a young man who has just joined the Navy to sail the world’s seas:

In 1924 this poem was written by ‘a schoolboy’:


Footnote:
In 1933 Carnbroe’s walled garden opened up once again to provide for the MERRY STREET – fruit, veg, and flower shop:

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