A fantastic evening and another great turn out for exploring women’s histories, this time in Baldernock. The venue was Baldernock primary school, a beautiful building where T&T worked earlier in the year on a T&T primary school project. So many new names of women were introduced who participants felt had made or were still making a contribution to the community. We saw some wonderful Black and White photographs that had come from glass slides. The images showed women at work somewhere in the surrounding countryside and we looked hard for clues as to where the locations might be. Artists such as Stansmore Dean and Robinsfield, the house where she lived with her husband, painter Robert Macauley Stevenson, were shared, along with stories of her life and that of other artists of the time.
Flora Wood who lived and worked near baldernock was another source of discussion. Both artist have works in the East Dunbartonshire Council collection. As with all the events held to date, women were mapped to locations and we are working with specialist research volunteers, Morag Cross and Elsa Rodeck to help us develop the information. Further Exploring Women’s Histories events are planned and the 18th February will see us at Auchinairn.