For some extra encouragement to visit New Lanark - next Sunday (10th Nov) there will be some SCD demonstrations by New Scotland (Edinburgh Uni) who are staying there for the weekend. I think the performance is around 1pm, but I'm not entirely sure it has been finalised.
> Thanks - I was too lazy to look it up in my notes - but I can recommend >going there to any visitor - it is a great experience. > >Pia >----- Original Message ----- >From: Alex Tweedly <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 5:24 PM >Subject: Re: White Dresses > > > At 12:06 28/10/2002 +0000, Pia Walker wrote: > >Isn't there something about the white dresses being "Sunday Best" - and > >therefore worn when you were dancing - I seem also to remember that in an > >old drawing from New Larnark mills, seeing both boys and girls from the > >mills doing SCD in white tunic like dresses. I think that would be about > >250 years ago. > > It would be less than 200 years ago (the mill was built earlier - but the > school didn't open until after 1800. The white tunics were the school > uniform (for girls and boys), not just for dancing. > > see <a Target='_new' Href='http://talk21.btopenworld.com/redirect.html?http://www.newlanark.org/kids/robertowen.htm'>http://www.newlanark.org/kids/robertowen.htm</a> for the photo of dancing > > -- Alex Tweedly (long ago ex-Lanark :-) > > > >