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Furness Postcard Collection -   Spinningdale

Furness Postcard Collection - Spinningdale

Date Added: 24 April 2008 Year Range: 1960 - 1999 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2008_020_118 | Picture No: 3825

Colour postcard from the Furness Collection with an inscription at bottom right, 'Smile Please' showing a pair of Highland cattle with fine horns in the foreground against a backdrop of the ruins of Spinningdale mill

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This is another postcard produced for Spinningdale Stores in 1979. This is "Hamish", the Highland Coo, in front of the ruins of the old mill. It was taken about 6.00 am and the shadow on the left is that of the photographer, Anne Baxter, Postcard publisher, Golspie.

Comment left on 05 April 2014 at 16:27 by Gordon McKay Lyon
This postcard was produced by Anne Baxter of Golspie and Tain in 1979 for Spinningdale Stores, of which I was owner from 1978 to 1983. The old mill produced oak wood pirns for the spinning mills of Lanark. The name Spinningdale is an old Norse or Viking name which existed long before the mill was built. The mill burned down probably when some of the sawdust caught fire, quickly spreading and gutting the building. Comment left on 07 April 2014 at 11:01 by Gordon McKay Lyon
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