Craftsmen Past and Present in Special Collections

On Tuesday St Andrews University Library hosted a special viewing of the craft books for our project partners.

Murray Barnett takes a look at the the first volume of the Baxters book.

Murray Barnett, of Barnett’s bakery takes a look at the the first volume of the Baxters book.

Our three craftsmen were there, along with some members of the St Andrews Photographic Society.

Stuart and Meg Minick with the Fleshers book.

Stuart and Meg Minick, of Minick’s Artisan Butchers, with the Fleshers book.

Dr Claire Hawes gave an introduction to the history of the crafts, then everyone had a chance to have a close-up look at these fascinating documents.

Blacksmith Mihai Cocris delves into the Hammermen book

Blacksmith Mihai Cocris delves into the Hammermen book.

The evening was rounded off with a glass of wine in the curator’s office. The craftsmen of early modern St Andrews would certainly have approved!

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