Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Old Arbroath

Old ArbroathOld Arbroath by Fiona Scharlau

Evocative pictures of Arbroath's fishing community give a realistic portrayal of what life was like for the children and adults who depended on the sea for a living. There's fishwife Liza Swan carrying her heavy creel, and children with bare feet sitting on the ground baiting lines. Elsewhere in the book Arbroath is featured at play, with children enjoying a ride on one of Kerr's miniature trains, and crowds at the former open air swimming pool. All sorts of events, such as the arrival of the first German plane to crash in Scotland during the Second World War, and a fund-raising day for Arbroath Infirmary, are included, along with myriad pictures of rural, industrial and commercial life in this historic town.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

J M Barries Birthplace Angus

J M Barries Birthplace 9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX
The Creator of Peter Pan, JM Barrie was born here in 1860, son of a weaver along with 10 other children.
Visit the birthplace with exhibition, and garden. See the pirate workshop for children.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

House of Dun Angus

House of Dun Angus

Located on the A935 three miles west of Montrose DD10 9LQ
Built by William Adam in 1730 with plasterwork by Joseph Enzer.
Visitors can see the Montrose Basin Nature Reserve from the house.The estate is over 800 acres including woodland walks and a victorian walled garden