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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
Brilliant stuff on the Moffat Museum site!
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.
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.
A special invite from Matthew and Cheryl Toomey to an online event. Some of Matthew’s photos can be found here www.instagram.com/empty330/
"Just to let you know we are doing a talk on the Talla Water scheme this Friday at 7.30 by ZOOM.
Feel free to join in the details are as follows:
Friday 27th November at 7.30pm
Matthew and Cheryl Toomey from Victoria Lodge
Meeting ID: 863 6415 6258 No password needed
Matthew and Cheryl will run through the history of Talla Reservoir, having investigated the stories and press coverage surrounding the Dam. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW" … See MoreSee Less
Robin Crichton has announced today (25/11/2020) that the Merlin Conference will be postponed to the weekend of September 11th/12th 2021 when it should hopefully be organised as originally planned and without social distancing. This would also coincide with planned excavations at Tinnis and Drumlezier. Watch the link on our Diary Dates page for further updates. … See MoreSee Less