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Frances’ delight at finding father’s old ledger

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By Fiona Reid
Frances’ delight at finding father’s old ledger

A FAMILY heirloom linked to a Moffat business is set to be handed over to relatives.

Frances Copland was surprised and delighted to see her father Frank Scott’s old ledger when she popped into Moffat Mill recently.

He established what was then called Moffat Handloom Weavers in the 1950s and the young Frances used to earn pocket money helping out there on the shop floor on a Sunday afternoon.

She now lives in Australia but on a trip home wanted to revisit the site and while there, noticed the old looms on display, which she used to watch as a girl, along with her father’s leather bound ledger.

And she was so moved that she wrote to the Mill owners, Purepay Retail Ltd, based in Carlisle, to ask if they could be returned to her family ‘as a reminder of those days’.

They have agreed and her sister Lesley Blake, who lives in Edinburgh, will collect them next month.

Moffat Mill general manager Andrew Wilson said: “We have had the ledger on display as part of our museum area of the store.

“We have arranged to hand over the ledger for sentimental purposes/memories.”

  • Frank at work, pictured above


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