31 July 2013
Cromarty Courthouse Museum is working with highly skilled seal-engraver, Ian Hammond, to offer an afternoon of historical insight, practical demonstration and creativity on Saturday 10th August from 12.00 to 4.00pm.
The Courthouse holds around a hundred lead seals used on hemp bales from Russia in the late eighteenth century, and used in the hemp manufactory in Cromarty to make bagging and rope. It is a fascinating story of international trading and ambitious enterprise, which historian David Alston, will share with visitors.
Ian is fourth generation seal-engraver, his skill is remarkable and his enthusiasm and practical knowledge enthralling. Ian will be describing how different seals are made, and visitors will also be able to wield the hammer to create their own token to take away.
Remarkably the afternoon is free - but donations to this community-run museum always appreciated. Everyone is welcome, just drop in between 12.00 and 4.00pm to take part.