From Old Rock to New Life

Aggie Tait from Aithsting who settled as a farmer in Timau, Kenya Aggie Tait from Aithsting who settled as a farmer in Timau, Kenya Magnifying Glass As part of the Hamefarin celebrations, Shetland Museum and Archives has collated a special exhibition based around those who left Shetland for a new life elsewhere.

The exhibition, From Old Rock To New Life, will highlight the lives of some Shetland emigrants past and present.  Most stories will be unfamiliar even to Shetlanders of today; there are farmers, gold prospectors, artists and many more.  Some became well-known, but most lived ordinary lives.

The display will also feature objects which belonged to emigrants, and photographs of emigrants in their new homes in mainland Britain or throughout the Empire.

Gilbert Wood from Delting founded Anchor Foods in Adelaide, Australia Gilbert Wood from Delting founded Anchor Foods in Adelaide, Australia Magnifying Glass
VenueShetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Date(s)Monday 14th June,
Tuesday 15th June,
Wednesday 16th June,
Thursday 17th June,
Friday 18th June,
Saturday 19th June,
Sunday 20th June,
Monday 21st June,
Tuesday 22nd June,
Wednesday 23rd June,
Thursday 24th June,
Friday 25th June,
Saturday 26th June
Time(s)Monday-Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday - 12noon-5.00pm
NoteThe exhibition will open to the public on 12 June and run to 25 July.
CostThis is a free event

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