This full day, self transporting tour explores the textile and lace production in Ayrshire whilst comparing the lives of manual and white collar workers in the early 1900's.
The tour will begin at Dalgarven Mill built in 1614 which houses an amazing collection of period costumes. You will travel onto Newmilns and have lunch in the luxury surroundings of Lamlash House, a beautifully restored listed building and former bank. There you will be transported back to 1901. You will meet Mr Mitchell, Merchant Banker and Annie Currie, the house maid from 1901. Annie will serve you lunch and describe events in Lamlash House in that year. After lunch you will take a very short trip to the Morton, Young & Borland Lace Factory. The factory produces lace from looms and bobbins of over 100 years old. It's is renowned for lace produce for period dramas, of film and TV, This icludes lace for costumes in Outlander. MYB also produce lace panels for Timorous Beasties and damask lace for global export. The factory is a facinating insight to the age old process of lace production and links can be made between all venues visited.
This tour will include entance to all three venues and lunch and refreshments at the beautiful Lamlash House. Entertainment will be provided by historical character Annie Currie.
First venue Dalgarven Mill Kilwinning KA13 6PL
Second venue Lamlash House 1 Brown Street Newmilns KA16 9AD
Third venue Morton Young & Borland 14 Stoneygate Road Newmilns, Ayrshire United Kingdom KA16 9AL
Additional information. Dalgarven Mill has cafe facilities and the purchace of refreshments here is not included in the ticket price. The ticket price includes a 3 course lunch at Lamlash House, (Newmilns) and also tea/coffee. Alcoholic drinks can be purchaced from the bar and are not included in the ticket price.
Enjoyable tours of Ayrshire hosted by historical characters with drink & food tastings