Heading along Holmwood Drive I passed by Dalaran Care Home latterly known as Holmwood House, unfortunately the boundary wall seems to in some state of disrepair. I don't know if this is due to the passage of time or the present day pastime of "lets see if we can knock it down", sadly I think the later. This is a grand house commanding great views across the town. The house was built in 1885 for Henry Graham a local manufacturer.
My memory of Holmwood House is of when it was a Hotel and pub. From the mid 70's until late 80's it was very much the social centre of the Holmwood estate, in fact on a Friday night you had to get there early to book your place on the dart board, with so much of the custom coming up from the town. It was a Mecca for those who wanted a good friendly night out. It is a shame it lasted such a short time as it truly brought the community together.
I continued down Jimmy's Brae admiring Kevin McCartney very tasteful extension to his house. I passed by Wauchope Cottage in the hope of a glimpse of Mr Tootlepedal's Waxwings but was out of luck, probably to late in the day. I made my through to the high St and had a look in the local estate agents window where there was a variety of properties for sale at various prices and locations. Some I noticed had been on for a considerable time.
|Sunset over Holmwood|