Kirkpatrick Fleming: a changing village exhibition

20 Jul ‘16

9.00AM - 5.00PM

Venue: Gallery 4, University Art Collection, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

Kirkpatrick Fleming is a small community of village and farmlands just north of Gretna Green in Dumfries and Galloway. This exhibition is based on interviews carried out in 2012 and 2013 with local pensioners, thirty-year-olds, incomers and school children. The exhibition documents what has changed and what people feel about the changes in housing and shops, school and work, farming and women's lives, church-going and leisure. The exhibition recalls how in World War II German bombers passed overhead while fields were turned into landing strips and POW camps. The display spans the period from the 1930s to the independence referendum in 2014 dealing with questions of local and national identity and asking the different generations how they felt about belonging to Kirkpatrick, to Scotland or to the United Kingdom?

 [Photo] A WRI Christmas celebration in the late 1940s. 

This exhibition is open to all and is free to attend. There is no need to book. Please note that the Pathfoot Building and the Art Collection based in this building is open Monday to Friday only. 

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