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Saturday
05
MAY

The Forgotten Frontier: Ted Cowan

12:00
13:00
The Old Bank Book Shop
Event organized by The Old Bank Book Shop

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The Solway Firth is often ignored, but for over 2000 years it was our gateway to the world. This talk suggests that the cultures on the two sides of the Firth were more similar than different, despite wars, raids, smugglers and adventurers of all kinds. We will be concerned with the Solwegians, especially those who made a living out of the Firth and the complex laws which governed such matters as salmon fishing in the tempestuous waters of our national frontier. £5