Scottish Genealogy

Friday, 16 March 2012

The dangers of a Dumfriesshire ploughing match...

Whilst browsing through the Glasgow Herald from 200 years ago today, I saw the following story which illustrates the potential dangers of attending a ploughing competition.

They have never seemed like the most potentially blood-thirsty of occasions to me, but obviously things were slightly different in 1812...

The Glasgow Herald - Mar 16, 1812, p.3

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