This week’s image was included in a series of views taken around the village of Fintry On the front of the building a clock is clearly visible The building had been the local school Financed by a Mr John Stewart, a retired Fintry merchant, it was named after him –
The Dentolux Lamp was made in 1935 by the British Hanovia Company of Slough, founded in 1924 and still in business. The company have always specialised in ultra violet lighting products and today they produce industrial systems for the UV treatment of water in ships’ ballasts and in swimming pools.
Here is a modern tribute to Forsyth’s Motor Bus Services. The company was set up by Thomas Forsyth and his wife Margaret Dickson in 1922, with a fleet of six buses. By 1925-6, he had twelve driver and conductor licenses. The service was run from Plean-Bannockburn-St Ninians-Stirling. He owned a
Childhood has changed so much since the early 20th Century Today, electronic gadgets and games have replaced the fun of getting out into the fresh air, and experiencing life The boy and girl in this image, would appear to be having a great time playing on the steam traction engine,
This object from the Stirling Smith collections marked a literal turning point in the history of Scotland. The iron boot heel was highly prized in its time, and the purchaser paid 10 guineas for it, a sum of about £6,000 in today’s prices. The label is inscribed ‘Heel of the
A 1910 parliamentary election poster for Merthyr in South Wales may seem to have no connection with Stirling, but it is one of the documents on display in the Graham Library in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The aristocrat, Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936) and the miner
Volunteering at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum brings many opportunities to handle and view important and interesting artefacts and collections A recent bequest of glass negatives and photographs taken by a local man named Thomas. W. J. Leishman in the late 19th – early 20th Century is a
The story of the resurrection of Christ is often told through the incident mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, where two pilgrims, on the way to Emmaus on the evening after the tomb of Jesus is found empty, are discussing the matter. They were met by Christ in the guise