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I have posted several pictures from New Lanark before and this is yet another, taken a few days ago, in this lovely heritage village.

Robert Owen, a Welshman and later colleague of Richard Arkwright, the inventor of the spinning frame, did much to develop the cloth trade in north-west England. Owen travelled north and, during a visit to the Glasgow area, fell in love with Caroline Dale, daughter of the proprietor, David Dale, of a new spinning and weaving mill at New Lanark. Not only did he marry Dale's daughter but he also did much to develop the site in New Lanark and was also responsible for social reform, making certain that his workers had fair pay, good nutrition and satisfactory living conditions.

Once again, you can read more about Robert Owen and New Lanark on the wonderful "Undiscovered Scotland" website here and here.

This picture was taken of the River Clyde looking upstream toward the falls of Dundaff Linn which are hidden behind the trees. The old dyeworks (now the offices of the Scottish Wildlife Trust) are on the left and the tall chimney is all that now remains of what was a small gasworks which provided light to the village during the 19th Century.

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