Horse Historian, and retired museum curator Bob Powell will give an illustrated talk entitled “The Scottish Horse Plooman 1750-1950”. This will cover the change on the farm from ox ploughman to horse ploughman, followed by the culture associated with the “ploomen” from life in the bothy, the ‘Horsemen’s Word’, ploughing matches and “Lady Ploughers”, the effects of the World Wars and ultimately the demise of the farm horsemen. Tickets can be reserved online at Alford & Donside Heritage Association – Art Tickets or purchased from the Museum – open until 30 October. Tickets cost £6 (Friends of the Museum £5). Tickets also available on the door.
Talk – The Scottish Horse Plooman 1750-1950 Thursday 17 November at Tullynessle Hall 7.30pm