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“Tell Me More…”

Join Author Lea Taylor on a journey into Midlothian’s history. Learn about its people, their lives and some of the bonkers and not so bonkers things they did. Guest specialists and academics will join to give their insights. Suitable for ages 10 and upwards. A great listen for the whole family!

Lea Taylor is the author of Beside the Cherry Tree, Midlothian Folk Tales and a children’s book Animals Beasties and Monsters of Scotland. You can learn more about Lea Taylor here: http://www.awaywithstories.co.uk/

 

Lea Taylor is joined by Nicola Wright, Storyteller and Historical Interpreter with a fancy for frocks!  They discuss St Mary’s Church, a moment in its intriguing history and its relationship to the Scottish Suffragettes.

Lea Taylor is joined by Mary Craig, Author, Historian, Freelance archivist. The lens turns to look at the little known Frederick Douglass.  He was a titan in his day, an insightful and motivational speaker, brilliant in his delivery and drew crowds from far and wide. One of the earliest champions for egalitarianism, he challenged the Scottish Free Church about their role in promoting slavery and used his love of Scotland and Robert Burns and Walter Scott to further his cause. He inspired many with his story of escaping slavery to become a free man, a publisher, powerful speaker and at one point nominated for vice president of the USA. 

Interview with Heritage Officer Emma Griffiths where we talk about the phenomenon of the riot in Gorebridge, look at some of the background details, the conditions the workers were in, the divisions of the day and how the women had a harder time of it than the men. There are also some contrasts with today’s refugee situation.

An Intriguing interview with storyteller and historian Tim Porteus. Did this Battle really happen as we are given to believe? In this Podcast fact and fiction meet and the boundaries of myth and history blur. So how do we account for this?

Oops! Episode 5 isn’t here, we’re looking into that!

nterview with Heritage Officer Emma Griffiths where we talk about the phenomenon of the riot in Gorebridge, look at some of the background details, the conditions the workers were in, the divisions of the day and how the women had a harder time of it than the men. There are also some contrasts with today’s refugee situation.

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