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Zoetrope – circular light and motion Victorian parlour entertainment

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Back – Wyn, Jim and Margaret Martin

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from Polharrow School, attended by Robbie Murray

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Child's writing slate

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Bottle, Stephen's Blue/black Writing Fluid

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Chimneys in background

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Water tank Garryhorn

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From the road to the mine this sepia photo shows the layout of the mine. The nearest buildings are the smelter houses and assay office with the water wheel behind. Then the waste heaps, or byngs, with the schoolhouse just visible behind the centre of…

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Artist - Robin Ade

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View of Woodhead Leadmines, Carsphairn

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Woodhead Leadmines - side of School Building - guided walk by David Brown 1980's

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Woodhead Leadmines - looking down toward the Smelters Houses - guided walk by David Brown 1980's

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Woodhead Leadmines - gable end of Low Row - the only two storey property - guided walk by David Brown 1980's

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Woodhead Leadmine site - two air shafts, school and office row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - smelter & chimney

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Woodhead Leadmine site - near adit at top across to Office Row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - from spoil heap area up to Office Row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - from reservoir up to School & Office Row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - from above Office Row on track up to Woodhead Farm

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Woodhead Leadmine site - back of smelter with flues

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Woodhead Leadmine site - back of smelter & flues

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Woodhead Leadmine site - air shaft over smelter, Mill Row to Carsphairn

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Woodhead Leadmine site - above track to top of mine across to Bow

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Woodhead Leadmine site - above chimneys over smelter house

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The censuses for the leadmine for this period have been extensively examined by Megan Hastie whose forebears lived and worked there. She has gone through each of the three censuses and picked out the Hasties, Whitfields, Mitchells, McDonalds, Marrs,…

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All that remains today of the top row of houses where Charled Wilson, the overseer and late manager of the mine spent so much of his life. This row has been occupied within living memory.

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In 1851, 56 people lived in this row of houses.

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Postcard published by James Hyslop

From Photo Album (Photo_523) and referred to in documents CHG_34 and CHG_64.

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A contemporary coloured photograph of what is left of the leadmine which had a working life from 1839 to 1873. During that time there were 50 houses, a school and a store. At the height of the mining operation in the late 1840's a population of over…

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This view shows the school, miners rows and the office row rightat the top of Woodhead Mine. Lead was mined here from 1840 to 1873. During the late1840's over 300 people lived in the village. When this black and white photo was taken the mine was…

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Copy from Cathcart album

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Lent by Godfrey Smith, cobbler, Balmaclellan

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Lent by Godfrey Smith, cobbler, Balmaclellan

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Stories, photographs and pictures from our 1997 exhibition, Petticoat Rule.

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Back row - Miss K Blythe, Mrs McMorran, Mrs Bell, Mrs Templeton, Miss Howatson, Mrs McCutcheon, Mrs Dickson, Mrs Murray, Miss Jardine, Miss Alexander, Mrs McIlwraith, Mrs Fulton, Mrs Williamson, Miss Tait, Mrs Belford Sen., Mrs Richardson, Mrs Bell,…

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From Photo Album (Photo_523) and referred to in doc CHG_34.

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From Photo Album (Photo_522) and referred to in doc CHG_34.

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Charles Wilson, the manager at the Woodhead leadmine lived there around 1838/40 until 1871 when he moved to New Abbey to live with his son James Stewart Wilson who was the minister there.

The family tree starts with Charles' grandfather, William…

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Willie's Cave

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(according to album caption). This is not Willie Dickson and Aunts, (according to Mr Dickson).

From Photo Album (Photo_523) and referred to in documents CHG_34 and CHG_64.

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Made by Mr Dickie for the 350th anniversary of the Parish

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Was trained by Standard Life in Edinburgh along with his brother Archibald. He served in the Boer War and was wounded. On his return he was sent to Canada and, on the outbreak of the First World War, joined the Canadian Infantry Brigade. He became…

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in uniform of the Imperial Yeomanry

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Will-o-the-wisp

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The Happy Heritage Steward

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The Village Policeman

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The Rubber Legged Fisherman

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The Lesser Spotted Twitcher

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The Chair Nesting Picnicer

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The Ground Nesting Golfer

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The Form Filling Farmer

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The Plummeting Pony Rider

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The Hairy Hill Shepherd

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The Hearty Hiker

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The Lurking Litter Bug

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The Autumnal Berry Picker

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Introduction

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Wildlife of the Glenkens - a collection of illustrations and notes

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In war time ‘black out’ screened head lamps and white painted mud guards for visibility

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