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Bannock Toaster given to Jean Armour on her marriage to Robert Burns

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Bannock Toaster wedding gift to Jean Armour

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT6
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Metal
What:
Bannock Toaster given to Jean Armour on her marriage to Robert Burns
Subject:
The Cottage in Alloway was lived in by Burns until the age of 7 years when he moved with his family to nearby Mount Oliphant Farm.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (wife of the poet)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1788
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The Cottage in Alloway was lived in by Burns until the age of 7 years when he moved with his family to nearby Mount Oliphant Farm.
Description:
On display in the Cottage kitchen is the bannock toaster, a cooking implement for use over the fire. It was given to Burns' wife Jean Armour on the occasion of their marriage in 1788.