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greengalloway · 1M ago

Talk Castle Douglas, Food and History

This is the text of a talk I gave for the Castle Douglas Harvest food festival 9 September 2017. I will add some images laterCastle Douglas  and FoodCastle Douglas is not quite 230 years old...
greengalloway · 3M ago

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Clifford Harper's cover for Undercurrents 20, 1977I am giving a talk about the Galloway Levellers in October. For most people who know about them, their uprising was against the enclosure of...
greengalloway · 5M ago

Galloway Hoard: Demanding the Impossible

A Viking stronghold beside a river.Was there ever any possibility that the Viking Hoard found in Galloway in 2014 would be allocated to the region?To answer that question I have been looking...
greengalloway · 5M ago

Galloway Viking Hoard Culture Committee 25 May

Watch from 27 minutes to 35 minutes
greengalloway · 5M ago

The Galloway Viking Hoard -a footnote to failure

From the 2016 Treasure Trove Code of PracticeFirst, an apology. The following is a pretty dense and complex post which looks in minute detail at the reasons why-as I conclude- there was neve...
greengalloway · 6M ago

Dumfries and Galloway Viking Saga Trail

Vikings in the landscape and in history.Map Key1. Kilmorie Cross, Kirkcolm- Viking/ Christian carved cross.2. Ruthwell Cross- Anglo-Saxon cross with runic inscription.3. Nithsdale Cross- Ang...
greengalloway · 7M ago

History and the Galloway Viking Hoard

The complex Norse/Christian symbolism of the Kilmorie Cross from near Stranraer in Galloway .Reblogged from View from a Leading Scottish Historia...
greengalloway · 7M ago

Fighting for a Viking Hoard"To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light to ...
greengalloway · 8M ago

Brexit and Free Trade- Lesson from History

Free Trade Hall, Manchester built 1853-6Once upon a time the United Kingdom was the richest and most powerful country in the world. It was rich and powerful because it was the first country ...
greengalloway · 10M ago

The Railway Footpath- a Very Lengthy Saga

Train approaching Castle Douglas. My parent's house marked X.Golf course on left, sewage works on rightPart One- the 1960s and 1970s.I was brought up with the sound of steam trains and railw...