Old Photograph Lawn Bowling Green Moniaive Scotland
Old photograph of men bowling on the Lawn Bowling Green in Moniaive in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. This Scottish village has existed as as far back as the 10th century. On 4 July 1636 King Charles I granted a charter in favour of William, Earl of Dumfries, making Moniaive a free Burgh of Barony. With this charter came the rights to set up a market cross and tolbooth, to hold a weekly market on Tuesday and two annual fairs each of three days duration. In the 17th century, Moniaive became the refuge for the Covenanters, a group of Presbyterian nonconformists who rebelled at having the Episcopalian religion forced on them by the last three Stuart kings, Charles I, Charles II and James II of England (James VII of Scotland). There is a monument off the Ayr Road to James Renwick, a Covenanter leader born in Moniaive and later executed in Edinburgh. The Scottish artist James Paterson, a founder member of The Glasgow Boys, settled in Moniaive in 1884 and stayed for 22 years.
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