Sunday, 19 February 2017

Old Photograph Low Torry Fife Scotland

Old photograph of shops, houses and cottages in the former mining village of Low Torry located between Torryburn and Newmills near Valleyfield, Fife, Scotland. Sir James Erskine, 3rd baronet of Torrie was born in 1772 at Torrie House in Fife. He was a successful professional soldier as well as a collector and an amateur artist. Erskine served with Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars and was personal secretary to King George III between 1802 and 1804. Captain Graham Ford, who in 1905, took the helm of The Royal Research Ship Discovery, made famous by Scott of the Antarctica, was from Newmills and married a local woman.

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