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Sudden Death of Market Gardener

Mr Robert Russell

1925

Robert Russell the man in the middle of this picture, with his staff in the old fruit market in Glasgow.

Robert Russell the man in the middle of this picture, with his staff in the old fruit market in Glasgow.

A widely known market gardener passes away suddenly on Thursday night at his residence, Wheatlandhead Farm, in the person of Mr Robert Russell, in his 53rd year. He had been in his usual health up till Tuesday, when he took ill. A native of Blantyre, he worked for some years in the old Blantyre Dyeworks, and later he became associated with the well known vegetable firm of Messrs Thomas Russell & Company, The Bazaar, Glasgow .

For the past eight years he carried on an extensive business as a market gardener in Blantyre and succeeded in building up a large and prosperous trade connection. He leaves a widow, Jessie Wilson Russell and family of two sons and two daughters.

Ref. Hamilton Advertiser. 10/1/1925. Page 7.

Loading up lettuce on Wheatlandhead Farm, to take into the fruit market in Glasgow.

Loading up lettuce to take into the fruit market.

Another photo showing part of the old farm building. Will Simpson with one of the plough horses, I think that's who's behind the two of them down at the bottom of Glasgow Road, in the photo already featured on the page. Another photo showing part of the old farm building. Will Simpson with one of the plough horses, I think that’s who’s behind the two of them down at the bottom of Glasgow Road, in the photo already featured on the page.

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