Yesterday I had the privilege to act as a monitor in London’s historic Westminster Hall to help the public with the viewing of this amazing piece of Scottish history. It was a chance to see this beautiful group of 305 panels of hand embroidered panels stitched by Scottish people or their descendants from around the globe. Many Embroiders Guilds had been asked to assist with the monitoring so I quickly volunteered.
I especially enjoyed the panel from down under advertising the then pound passage which the UK government sponsored to assist immigration to the colonies. My husbands family took advantage of this when it was 5 pound passage. I have photographed the quick guide for your information as well as a few of the panels. Apparently all of the panels are online as well.
It also was the first time I visited the historic Westminster hall with it’s famous hammer beam roof constructed in the 1390’s. This great hall is where many royal occasions occur. I took a quick photo of the panel outlining some of it’s history.
I was so impressed with the whole exhibition. I hope that you enjoy these photos.