Busy old June - I've some catching up to do! First of all, here are pictures of things I liked from a recent visit to New Lanark. It's the first time we'd been and there is plenty to provide interest for a full day's visit. There's even a wool shop where I was tempted but managed to abstain. New Lanark is a purpose built cotton mill village dating from 1785. It is located in a gorge created by the fast flowing river Clyde which was used to power the mills. The owner of the mills from 1800-1824 was an enlightened man called Robert Owen who took care of his workforce by providing education, healthcare, childcare and a cooperative shopping system. The cotton mills didn't close till 1968 and were in danger of becoming derelict until restoration began in 1974. New Lanark is now included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Much more information about New Lanark is available here.
We headed up to the roof garden for a picnic lunch. There are lots of lovely sculptures dotted around the garden.
Now we're going to visit the old schoolroom. There are outfits the children can wear and slates they can use.
Various views of round about...
More recently we celebrated A's 7th birthday.
Later we had another little party for granny and grandpa etc.