Their day starts off with a walk round Peebles with Gerard Bakker, looking at some of the interesting houses built as a result of the coming of the railway. At the event there will be displays on travel themes, three talks about the railway, drovers and the impact of transport changes in Victorian Peebles, two film shows, and a walk along the drove road out of Peebles. They’ll have a colouring corner for children, too.
The event is free and I’m looking forward eagerly to the day.
Borders Family History Society will be there with a range of mainly Peeblesshire publications including Innerleithen Shops, Innerleithen Monumental (Gravestone) Inscriptions, Snippets & Photos About Old Innerleithen. Come and meet Davina, John and Peter and ask us for help with your family history.
9.30am-11am Walk: A stroll round Peebles with Gerard Bakker, looking at some of the interesting houses built as a result of the coming of the railway
10.30am Exhibition opens with displays and objects on the theme of:
- Horse and carriage
- Highways and byways
- Impact of the Railway
- Borders Family History Society
- Children’s colouring corner and “memory lane”
Noon – 1pm Walk Discover with Stuart Akers where visitors to Peebles by rail and road recovered from their journeys.
Noon – 1pm Films A series of short films about transport in Tweeddale, by Brian Whitnell, featuring local people, and exploring working horses and the people who look after them - then and now.
1.15pm – 2pm Talk Mud, mayhem and merriment: Three Victorian Peebles’ residents talk about the changes brought about by the momentous developments in transport in 1864– not all of them desirable!
2.15pm – 3.15pm Talk Who were Scotland’s own “cowboys”? Drovers passed through Peebles on the long journey south across the hills. Was it the ‘wild west’ out there? Where can you find their paths? Ronnie Watt tells their amazing story.
3.15pm – 5pm Walk Take to the hills with Francis Mordaunt and Ronnie Watt - in the footsteps of the Drovers.
3.15pm – 4pm Films A series of short films about transport in Tweeddale, by Brian Whitnell, featuring local people, and exploring working horses and the people who look after them - then and now.
4pm Exhibition closes
Outside the hall
- See horseshoes made and Ross Philips, a farrier, at work
- Get up close to a Vintage Tractor
- Go back in time with the Tweeddale Travel Timeline