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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.

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