Stanley People Photos 71

  Picture 1 - Stanley Cycling Club 1889 (thanks to Jimmy Culbert for these two photos)

  Picture 2 - Stanley Junction Station 1889

  Picture 3 -  Curling on the frozen River Tay (thanks to Ivan Haggart for this photo)

  Picture 4 - Bob Scott

The gentlemen of the Stanley Cycling Club stand confidently beside their bicycles.  The invention of the safety bicycle in the 1880's replaced the incredibly challenging penny farthing and cycling soon emerged as a popular recreational pastime providing a wonderfully novel way of exploring the countryside. (Words copied from text received with the photo).

Staff of the Stanley junction Station Perthshire pose for a group photograph.  The station was on the line from Perth to Inverness and was also a starting point for the Strathmore line to Arbroath and further to Aberdeen.  The Caledonian Railway took over the route in 1866.  In the pioneering age of railway expansion companies controlled more than just tracks and engines - their goal was to create a transport nexus for people and goods that involved owning or part owning everything from docks, harbours and canals, to steamers and hotels. (Words copied from text received with the photo).

Curling on the frozen River Tay in either 1895 or 1897 and it is thought among the curlers were Peter and James Haggart, shopkeepers in the village.

 Bob Scott, former Lord Provost of Perth and Kinross pictured with some old A & C McLennan buses. Bob kindly agreed to open the Stanley Reunion in 2007 and you can view his excellent opening speech by clicking here