Step back in time at New Lanark’s Victorian celebration
The event takes place on Sunday 8 July
Visitors to New Lanark can experience the changes which were beginning to take place in the village during the Victorian era at an upcoming event early next month.
From the modernisation of the mills to the introduction of mill and steam engines and the advent of photography, residents were experiencing many changes to their daily lives during Victorian times.
And now visitors can discover the impact these new methods had in the village at New Lanark’s upcoming event, Back in Time Day, on Sunday 8 July from 11am until 4pm, with free entry.
Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy a wide selection of free activities including outdoor games in Robert Owen's Garden, circus performers and period music, traditional ceilidh dancing, craft demonstrations, traction engines, period food samples and the chance to dress up and snap photos in the vintage photo studio.
Last year’s event attracted over 700 people with similar numbers predicted expected to visit the World Heritage Site for the upcoming event,.
Back in Time Day is part of an ongoing four-year regeneration project, set to be completed in 2020. The first phase of this large-scale initiative has seen the restoration of Double Row, a Category A listed former millworkers’ tenement block, which had been vacant and derelict for over 40 years.
The project is current in the second phase, Phase 2A, which involves the demarcation and interpretation of Mantilla Row, which had been demolished in 1988.
Further phases include the repair of the church wall and restoration of other tenements within the village.
Total costs for this large scale regeneration project are over £4 million, supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund with its Townscape Heritage programme and Historic Environment Scotland through its Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.
Additional funding has been secured from the Renewable Energy Fund, The Wolfson Foundation and New Lanark Trust.