Bring a bag: locals and visitors together…                                                      .

SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2009    

.                                       a Handbag ?”

HANDBAGS

An impromptu exhibition for Penicuik Community Development Trust

in the Cowan Institute, Penicuik Town Hall Saturday 14 March 2009

BILUM:NEW GUINEA

Useful for carrying the baby, firewood or food from the garden, or sometimes all three !

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2009    

.                                       a Handbag ?”

HANDBAGS

An impromptu exhibition for Penicuik Community Development Trust

in the Cowan Institute, Penicuik Town Hall Saturday 14 March 2009

 

 

OTHER SATURDAY DISPLAYS IN THE COWAN INSTITUTE

Penicuik’s virtual Museum in the Town Hall

A few of the 100 or so Penicuik Open House weekly displays

HEAT & LIGHT

OLD TOOLS

POSTERS

CAMERAS

OLD BOTTLES

SHOES & BOOTS

ART

THE COWAN PAPER ADVERTISEMENTS OF 1944

PENICUIK’S CLYDESDALE BANK

PENICUIK INVESTORS IN THE US

LINEN

GAMES

TEDDY BEARS

MODEL BOATS

HANDBAGS

ARTILLERY

SCOUTING

PENICUIK CO-OP

DISCOVERY AWARDS

CARNETHY HILL RACE

SALTIRE HOUSING EXHIBITION

THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK

DAME MURIEL SPARK: Scottish by formation

childrens book illustration of GERMANO OVANI

Galashiels Co-operators & the ideas of William King

IMAGES OF ESKBRIDGE  from Jim Neil’s collection

CORNBANK:  Penicuik’s Radburn estate from the 1960s

PENICUIK RAILWAY and its designer THOMAS BOUCH

Penicuik’s Concorde Designer  JAMES ARNOT HAMILTON

Penicuik’s International Photographer      ALBERT WATSON

Carlops’ International City Planner            THOMAS ADAMS

General MACZEK & the GREAT POLISH MAP of SCOTLAND

 

ALEXANDER COWAN’S INSTITUTE

 illustrated by his great-great-great grandson Robin Macfarlan

 

The Cowan Institute -with library, halls and recreation rooms- was given to the people of Penicuik by the will of Alexander Cowan, papermaker. Operated for most of its life by the Cowan Trust, it was passed in 1960 to local management under the care of the Burgh of Penicuik.

On local government reorganisation in the mid 1970s the Burgh’s assets became vested in Midlothian Council, including the Cowan Institute and the endowments for social facilities the earlier Trust had provided.  Penicuik Community Development Trust was formed by public concern for the fate of the building after reports of its possible sale in 2005.

The Trust is a registered charity (SC037990) run and entirely supported by the efforts of Penicuik people, and hires space in the Institute to operate an Open House with displays every Saturday throughout the year, and a fortnightly Cinema on Sunday evenings.  It also works with the locally-run charitable bodies operating Penicuik’s Leisure Centre at Ladywood and the Penicuik Community Arts Centre in West Street.

    

 

 

 

SOME EVENTS FOR PENICUIK’S HOMECOMING YEAR 2009

 

PenicuikGREATS

 

Penicuik Trust’s fortnightly CINEMA programme in the Cowan Institute, Penicuik Town Hall