Old Photograph Fairground Wishaw Scotland

Old photograph of the Fairground in Wishaw, Scotland. A large Scottish town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Wishaw is located on the edge of the Clyde Valley, 15 miles south east of Glasgow. One notable visitor to Wishaw in the middle of the 19th century was the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. In the summer of 1848 Chopin travelled to Scotland at the behest of his Scottish benefactor Miss Jane Stirling. Chopin stayed with a number of families and played concerts in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Chopin was entertained at Wishaw house and played there for the family, the Hamiltons of Belhaven.

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