The Origin of Tartans and Plaids

The Origin of Tartans and Plaids

“Tartan” and “plaid” are commonly used interchangeably as a means to describe the distinctive woven check pattern that originated in Scotland centuries ago. Although historically the names have differentiated meanings as all tartans are a form of plaid, but not all plaids are considered a tartan. Traditionally, tartans were used as a way to signify...
November 28, 2012 — Ledbury
Gunning for White-Winged Doves, 1961

Gunning for White-Winged Doves, 1961

The fall of 1961 appears to be a much simpler time; a time when a person could pull over to the side of the road, set up a lawn chair in the middle of a corn field and fire off a couple of shells. For the less leisurely inclined, standing beside your car and aiming...
November 21, 2012 — Ledbury