In “The Auld Weavers’ Drive” Jean Barclay tells us how the elderly, former handloom weavers of Dunfermline were treated to an annual outing. Hundreds of men and women were taken by fleets of horse drawn carriages for visits to “big houses” around Fife.
This fascinating article gives us all sorts of insights into life and social attitudes one hundred years ago.
Did You Know…
..that there is a vital link between Dippy the Dinosaur and Andrew Carnegie?
In “Dippy the Dinosaur and Andrew Carnegie“, Jean Barclay tells us about the famous replica of a Diplodocus skeleton in the Natural History Museum, and how it was created thanks to Andrew Carnegie.
From January to May 2019, it will be on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.