This Sunday is Moffat's annual memorial day, honouring ACM Lord Dowding. There will be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire flypast about 1430hrs, weather permitting.
The ‘Ceremony’ will be at the Dowding Memorial in Station Park, Moffat, with the laying of 5 wreaths at the end of the Flypast.
Moffat Museum will open from 11 a.m. on Sunday to allow people to visit our exhibition Dowding - the man: moffatmuseum.co.uk/dowding-introduction/ .
To learn more about the Battle of Britain: www.rafbf.org/battle-of-britain try this website run by the RAF Benevolent Fund.
This coincides with Doors Open Day 2021. Although not part of the programme this year, the museum would encourage you to make a day of it by visiting nearby venues open on this special weekend.
Doors Open Days in Dumfries & Galloway 2021: www.doorsopendays.org.uk/find-a-building/?area=7501 ... See MoreSee Less
Mike Lavery have you seen this
Have been to this very moving
For clarity here are the opening hours.
Friday:10:30 to 16:00
Last entry 15:00
Saturday:10:30 to 16:00
Last entry 15:00
Sunday:13:30 to 16:00
Last entry 15:00
Monday:10:30 to 16:00
Last entry 15:00
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Moffat Museum will be opening this week – Friday 4th June.
Arrangements for Visitors will be very different as we try & manage our way through these difficult times but we are really excited to be opening our doors to the public. For the moment the Museum will open on 4 days per week (Friday-Monday) but we will try and extend this, if feasible, later in the year. Visitor Sessions will be at half hourly intervals from 10.30 am till 3.30 pm, with carefully managed maximum numbers in the Museum.
There’s lots to see at the Museum and we have some interesting new displays. . Our temporary Exhibition , Dowding-the Man, is a detailed exploration of the life of Lord Dowding, described as the ‘Architect of Deliverance’ for his pivotal role in the Battle of Britain.
We hope to see you soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Updated dates for Merlin Conference. See full details at merlintrail.com/merlin-conference/?fbclid=IwAR2GNMHFgQb3FsFou4LTQL4v-H0fgol5NuIN0Nf0mapRAdpwfcz9H... ... See MoreSee Less
A little extra for Hugh Dowding fans - BBC Radio4 Great Lives broadcast this week - here's the link www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qlxp#:~:text=Marshal%20Hugh%20Dowding.-,Comedian%20and%20actor%20Dia... ... See MoreSee Less
“Neolithic Scotland: the Big Picture and Detailed Narratives in 2020” by Dr Alison Sheridan.
If you are interested in the Carrifran Bow, here's a look at the bigger picture
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLomxmmDt-nnL-vwhN9UV5-P28H5q1NQ4M ... See MoreSee Less
Two authors about all things Moffat, Jim Storrar and Emilio Dicerbo, have given Moffat Museum access to their works and photographic collections. If you want to explore their books further, please track down copies to buy.
Jim has penned and published four books of writings about the history of Moffat and its people. He has kindly given Moffat Museum permission to use text extracts from these books on our website. To start the series, this is Jim's favourite piece, from his 3rd book of Moffat Miscellany - A Moffat Bedside Book.
moffatmuseum.co.uk/a-moffat-diary-for-1861/ ... See MoreSee Less
We have those books out here in Oz. Jock Dicerbo didn't know my father-in-laws name in one of the photo's but he does now since we visited him while living back in Dumfries for a few years.
Brilliant stuff on the Moffat Museum site!
We've relaunched our YouTube Channel with a 20 minute long cine film of Moffat Gala Day from the early 1950's. Follow this link www.youtube.com/channel/UChc04KUd2E0ETFAjSXY8WPw or visit the website to find the link. Happy viewing! ... See MoreSee Less
Those who missed or want to follow up further Friday evening's talk on ZOOM by Matthew and Cheryl Toomey, may be interested in their book: it is a reference book of press articles that relate the development of the Talla Water Scheme, the Talla Railway and the keeper's house, named Victoria Lodge in the Tweedsmuir district in the Scottish Borders. This book elucidates the key players, motives, challenges and intrigues as told in the press. It provides a resource for scholars of Victorian social and industrial history or for those simply wishing to enjoy the press's wry critique of this significant nineteenth century infrastructure project. The book offers a useful insight in to the life of the itinerant navvies, who were regarded as a class apart. It is also an educational resource for those locally wishing to know more about this pioneering project which at its time created a desperately needed solution to Edinburgh's water shortage in the face of a rapidly increasing population. The book is available at The Moffat Bookshop themoffatbookshop.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less
we used to drive up to Talla quite often for a picnic.