Andrew Lorimer's Life and Times in the Upper Tweed Valley

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A century ago life in the Upper Tweed Valley was very different to that of today. This book, compiled from notes made by Andrew Lorimer, describes his personal experience of a way of life which had almost completely disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.
He describes the life of shepherds, their families and children and the hardships that were commonplace in the first part of the last century. He recalls his schooldays at the Tweedsmuir school and poignant memories of the First World War, the arrival of the gramophone and the fund-raising dances. Old methods of fishing and peat digging are included as are descriptions of the natural life of the area. The reader is introduced to people, places and events which combine to provide a unique social history of the area at the time.

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Andrew Lorimer with two of his sisters his grandmother
School group c 1910 Shows tackity boots

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