The Friends of Seafield House are delighted that their Scrapbook, created for the Forth Bridges Scrapbook Project, is to feature in the Forth Bridges Festival Scrapbook Exhibition – By the Bridges. The exhibition is being held in Queensferry Parish Church, South Queensferry, from 4th to 13th September where examples of some of the best scrapbooks will be displayed. The exhibition will contain objects, unpublished images and film archive material created by individuals, families and the communities who live by the bridges, with unheard tales and stories from them. Friends of Seafield House have provided a leaflet about Sir William Arrol and the Seafield House campaign and also arranged for Harry Birrell’s film “The River is Spanned”, illustrating the building of the rail bridge, to be shown during the exhibition courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive.
Venue: Queensferry Parish Church, The Loan, South Queensferry EH30 9NS
Time: 4th – 13th September 2014, 10am-4pm daily (except Sunday 7th, 12pm-4pm)
As well as the exhibition there will be a Forth Bridges App, launched on September 6th, guiding people, who wish to walk around South and North Queensferry, to some of the local historical viewpoints of the bridges while illustrating some of the stories collected through the Forth Bridges Scrapbooks project.
The exhibition is part of the wider programme for the Forth Bridges Festival which includes exhibitions, boat trips, flotilla, fireworks, parties and more. The festival programme can be downloaded from the Forth Bridges Festival homepage.