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Arbroath Lifeboat Station

Date 1: 08/09/2018
Date 2: 09/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

8-9 September 2018

Arbroath lifeboat station was established in 1803 and is one of the oldest in Scotland. The first lifeboat was built by Henry Greathead, who in 1789 had built the Original which was the first boat to be designed and built for the purpose of saving life from shipwreck. In 1865 the station was taken over by the R.N.L.I., and a new boathouse built at East Grimsby. In 1932 a new boathouse and slipway were built on the south side of the harbour for the station's first motor lifeboat. In August 1968 an inshore lifeboat station was established with a D class lifeboat. In 1986 an extension to the boathouse was completed, providing a new boat store for the D class and improved crew facilities. In 1993 the boathouse and slipway were modified for the station's new Mersey class lifeboat and in 1997 a 10m extension to the slipway was completed. The gift shop will be open throughout the weekend.

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Hospitalfield House

Date 1: 08/09/2018
Date 2: 09/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

8-9 September 2018

Dedicated to contemporary art and ideas, Hospitalfield is a place to work, study, learn, visit and enjoy. A hospital was built on the site in 1260 to support the new Benedictine Abbey in Arbroath. In 1664, after the reformation, the Reverend James Fraser bought the estate. In 1843 the artist Patrick Allan met and married Elizabeth Fraser. The couple spent the rest of their lives together at Hospitalfield, developing the elaborate buildings, working with craftspeople to create the interiors with carved wood details and commissioning Patrick Allan Fraser's peer group to make paintings, building a collection. In 1902, following the terms of their bequest, Hospitalfield became an art school, later developing into a post graduate residential college. During Doors Open Days you can explore the house and walled gardens, take a tour, get involved in the changing events programme and have lunch in the cafe. Parking on the driveway, please park with care so as not to obstruct the flow of traffic. Please note due to the historical nature of the house, there is disabled access to the ground floor only.

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St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Church

Date 1: 08/09/2018
Date 2: 09/09/2018
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8-9 September 2018

St Mary's is the only Category A listed building in Kirriemuir, its listing indicating the building is of ‘national importance’. There is a connection with author James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937; most famously author of Peter Pan) who was born in Kirriemuir and who’s funeral was held at St Mary’s in 1937. There is a stained glass window dedicated to J M Barrie’s family. The church was designed by Sir J. Ninian Comper (1864-1960; of Bucknall & Comper, London) for the episcopal faith and constructed from 1903-05, and was consecrated in 1904. Tours to the top of the tower will be available with an option to visit and hear the bells.

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