White Dresses

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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.

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> 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 <xxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx>
>To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>; <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
>Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 5:24 PM
>Subject: Re: White Dresses
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> 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 :-)
>
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