Andrew Lorimerís Life and Times
in the Upper Tweed Valley
|Subject: Local History
Illustrated: 4 col. Sections, 70 b/w
approx 250 pages
ISBN: 1 86232 179 5
An evocation by a well known artist of life as once lived in the Borders.
A century ago life in the Upper Tweed Valley was very different to that of today. This book, compiled from notes made by Andrew Lorimer, describes his personal experience of a way of life which had almost completely disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.
He describes the life of the shepherds, their families and children and the hardships that were commonplace in the first part of the last century. He recalls his schooldays at the Tweedsmuir school and poignant memories of the First World War, the arrival of the gramophone and the fund-raising dances. Old methods of fishing and peat digging are included, as are descriptions of the natural life of the area. The reader is introduced to people, places and events which combine to provide a unique social history of the area at that time.
The book contains 70 black and white illustrations and 32 colour reproductions of Andrew Lorimerís paintings.