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Dresser and plate rack in Burns Cottage Kitchen

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Dresser and plate rack in the kitchen of Burns Cottage

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire 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:
BMT4
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Wood
What:
Dresser and plate rack in Burns Cottage Kitchen
Subject:
The Cottage birthplace was occupied by Burns until he and his family moved to nearby Mount Oliphant Farm when Burns was aged only 7 years old.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1757
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The Cottage birthplace was occupied by Burns until he and his family moved to nearby Mount Oliphant Farm when Burns was aged only 7 years old.
Description:
On display in the kitchen of the Poet's birthplace in Alloway is the dresser and the plate rack which was probably there when occupied by William Burnes and his family.