Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Giving up horses

Blackborough House was built in 1838 by George Francis Wyndham, the fourth and last Earl of Egremont. It was designed by James Thomas Knowles who specialised in Italianate architecture. 19 … Continue reading Giving up horses

S u n d a y

By chance I came across this ‘dispatch notice’ in a newspaper from March 1844: Mary-S u n d a y-Thorne was from the village of Black Thorington: Mary Thorne was … Continue reading S u n d a y

Turn again, thou fair Eliza!

Today it is the 25th January 2015. Rabbie Burns was born on this day in 1759. My family have a story about Rabbie Burns. It is not widely known. In … Continue reading Turn again, thou fair Eliza!