Burntisland Up The Creek (on Saturday)

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“Up the Creek” – and other Nautical Terms is the title of the latest lecture in the Goudie Lectures series at the Museum of Communications (131 High Street) on Saturday (16th) November at 11.30 am.

‘Up the Creek’ is a well-known expression with nautical origins. Simon Fairnie will explain about this and other such sayings, superstitions and traditions that have their origins in the British Navy and in the fishing communities around our coast.

Simon Fairnie is the son of a fishing family whose ancestry can be traced back to the early 1700s. He was born and brought up in Fisherrow, where he has lived all his life. He is Treasurer of the Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group and co-ordinator of Musselburgh Museum.

The ‘Saturday Specials’ follow the MoC’s well-established format: people start to arrive about half an hour beforehand and have a coffee and a chat – and perhaps a look round the rest of the building.

The Lecture starts at 11.30 prompt and is followed by a buffet lunch.

Admission charge for the event, (including lunch), is £8.00 for MoC members and £10.00 for non-members.

A reduced rate of £4 (members) or £5 (non-members) is available for anyone attending the lecture only.

Please e-mail Dorothy Brankin on dc_brankin@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01506 823 424 to indicate if you do/do not wish to attend (this is to help with catering arrangements.)

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