This morning we departed our lodgings at Colchester and then continued our ancestry themed tour of East Anglia with first stop at Great Bromley where we received a warm welcome from the local churchwarden. This is a massive church with strong New England ( U.S.A.) connections via the Stone family who still maintain links with the area. Video and images are provided below.
This evening, I am posting information and a video clip on the Big Faces of Glasgow Public Art Project.
These colourful and striking images are the work of graffiti artist, Rogue One and can be found at the junctions of York Street and Argyle Street in Central Glasgow. The seventeen faces are ‘real world’ people, including some celebrities, from the worlds of business, entertainment, music, art and craft and education. Here is the video clip:
This evening, I am posting information on my visit earlier today to the Trades Hall of Glasgow.
The Hall is now owned by independent trustees for the public good but the underlying organisation dates back to medieval times and the Fourteen Incorporated Crafts of Glasgow which are: Hammermen, Tailors, Cordiners, Maltmen, Weavers, Bakers, Skinners, Wrights, Coopers, Fleshers, Masons, Gardeners, Barbers and Bonnetmakers and Dyers. Each year these entities elect the members of the Trades House which began in 1605 as the Deacon Convener’s Council. Before the advent of the Welfare State in Britain this type of organisation played a role in assisting disadvantaged sections of the community and there remain funds available today for educational and other good purposes.