Videos tagged with "victoria"
Victoria Cross War Memorial Cathedral Glasgow Scotland [00:23]
Tour Scotland video of the Victoria Cross War Memorial in Kirk Lane by the Cathedral on visit to Glasgow. This VC memorial commemorates the 150th anniversary of the award and the winners of the medal who were from Glasgow, or who are buried within the city's cemeteries.
Forgotten Victorian Garden & Gunpowder Works(1889) - Camility Mill, West Calder [06:26]
*update actually built in 1889* Hidden beneath the over grown grass lays an old Victorian Ornimental Water Garden and Gunpowder Works built in 1889, at the back of West Calder. The garden was so cool, reminds me of the "Secret Garden", I love that film so much! I fell down the hill trying to get here as you can tell by my jeans lol These are both next to each other so I've just made into one video. First the Garden then the gunpower works. Copied Article 1: The works was set up in 1889 to produce gunpowder which was extensively used in the mining industry. Some of the gunpowder was brought by horse and cart to West Calder Co-op, where it was sold over the counter in 1lb or 2lb bags and often stored by miners under the bed. "It's a part of West Lothian's history that's been forgotten," says Sybil Cavanagh, the Local History Librarian. "When I started researching the works, I just had a hazy idea of a small, rural mill. "In fact, it was a big employer of labour and an extensive site." After searching through the files of old newspapers held in the Local History Library and in the National Archives of Scotland, she's pieced together the whole story. The booklet recalls the strange working conditions and the many safety rules which had to be observed, from not being allowed turn-ups on your trousers to vacating the premises in a thunderstorm. The booklet also records the names of some 150 workers, and recalls in detail the two major explosions, in which two workers were ...
Dunbar Castle & Victoria Harbour, Scotland [03:31]
This beautiful backdrop of the castle and harbour in Dunbar, with two seals sheltering in the harbour water.