Hammermen visit Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

On fathers day, a group of Hammermen visited the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and its museum. 20180617_141337 (Copy)As a bonus, on arrival at Bo’ness, they discovered there was a classic car show in progress. The group led by Bailie John Clarke who both organised the event and acted as an excellent tour guide started their visit with a journey on the steam train to Manuel and back.20180617_124324 (Copy)

After a lunch – a visit to the classic cars,

then the group were led around the museum by John who gave them interesting facts and figures about most of the exhibits. Many of the members had previously visited Bo’ness many years earlier and all were pleasantly surprised by how much it had changed with the larger museum and range of exhibits.

What was surprising was the amount of work carried out at the museum restoring rolling stock. It was hard to believe how some of them could be restored.20180617_145826 (Copy)

The group then returned to Stirling for a refreshement or two after thanking John for his well organised and researched visit.

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About Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling

The power to grant incorporated status to trades rested with the magistrates of royal burghs. An incorporated trade was granted the right to monopolise and control their trade within the burgh. Trade Incorporations were usually constituted by a seal of cause granted by the magistrates but some were constituted by use and consuetude. A strict monopoly was enforced within the burgh and non-members of an incorporation were not allowed to trade within the bounds of the town.
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