Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Dreghorn

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Dreghorn village near Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. John Boyd Dunlop was born at a Dreghorn farm on 5 February 1840. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the Dick Vet in Edinburgh and set up practice in Belfast, where he invented a pneumatic tyres for bicycles in October 1887. The principle had been patented by Robert William Thomson in 1847, but it was Dunlop's invention that made a success of the idea. The Church of Scotland parish church dates from from 1780, and has an unusual octagonal plan. At one time, the church was known locally as the Threepenny after the 12 sided Threepence coin. Dreghorn's historical main industries were farming and coal mining. All of the coal mines around Dreghorn were closed by the early 1980s. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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