Monthly Archives: August 2017

Charles Morrison’s Diary, September 1864

Thursday 1st I was pretty busy today. It was very stormy. Friday 2nd Very little doing. Saturday 3rd I was for a good while with Christina in Mr Russell’s. Mr & Mrs Russell being away at Callenish. Sunday 4th In … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 15 to 31 August 1864

Monday 15th August I had breakfast with Mr McMorland. Sir James & Lady Matheson away. Not much doing. I went home with Christina. Tuesday 16th August I called on Mrs Nicolson to see if she would let part of her house and … Continue reading

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A Spotter’s Guide to the High Street: Jewellers’ Clocks & Time Balls

Just as pawnbrokers signal their presence with three suspended balls, and barbers have their red and white striped poles, so jewellers, clockmakers and watchmakers have traditionally attracted attention with elaborate projecting clocks, turret clocks or time balls. Examples can be … Continue reading

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