Matthew Gardener was born in 1854. He became the village grocer in 1891 and postmaster in 1901. This is one of several postcards he published around 1920. Image courtesy Janet Gardner Roy. More on the Gardeners. A postcard from Ardentinny. More historical images.
Little has changed of this view of Rock Cottage, Post Office and Ardentinny Hotel taken some 101 years ago. The postcard published by Mathew Gardner, Ardentinny (who ran the village post office) was posted to an address in Edinburgh on October 10, 1911.
This postcard published by M. Gardner of Ardentinny Post Office was mailed by a holidaymaker to a Kilmacolm address on 23 September, 1909. The Old School can be seen on left of picture. Can anyone name the donkey?