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Photograph of Burns Cottage decorated with flowers for the Bicentenary celebration in 1996

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Burns Cottage decorated with flowers for the Bicentenary celebration of the death of the poet in 1996

Introduction:
The photograph re-enacts the scene photographed exactly 100 years earlier on the 100th anniversary of the Poet's death when a similarly garlanded Cottage provided the occasion for a visit by the Poet's granddaughters.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1635
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
25cm x 20cm
What:
Photograph of Burns Cottage decorated with flowers for the Bicentenary celebration in 1996
Subject:
On the 21st July, 1996, the Poet's great great grandson, Richard Gowring was guest of honour at the commemorative ceremony held to mark the occasion.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1996
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
On the 21st July, 1996, the Poet's great great grandson, Richard Gowring was guest of honour at the commemorative ceremony held to mark the occasion.
Description:
This photograph shows the Cottage on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the death of the poet Robert Burns in 1796. The exterior of the Cottage was festooned with garlands of flowers containing around 10,000 blooms including 1,000 red roses.