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Wanted volunteer research workers to undertake interviewing of veteran working people.
The mapmaking firm of John Bartholomew and Son was one of the best-known family firms in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Six generations of Bartholomews presided over its fortunes and it is still an internationally respected name in the world of cartography.
Sales of Through the Mill have been extraordinarily successful with all 1000 copies sold. Click the Read More link for more information
The Trust’s research worker, Dr Ian MacDougall is pressing ahead with the next project which is the edited recollections of twenty-two journalists from throughout Scotland. The earliest of the 22 started work in 1930 on the Perthshire Constitutional and together these fascinating recollections cover most of the twentieth century. Four of the journalists are women, although as late as 1950 a young woman looking for a start with the Daily Express in Glasgow was assured ‘It’s not a job for a woman’.