Thursday, May 04, 2006

Found While Searching for Something Else




The picture is of Jimmy McHardy (1863-1938) and his wife Isabella. For several years he was "Junior Piper" to Queen Victoria. His daughter wrote a memoir for the family of his time with the Queen. Second-hand reminsicences of pipers of a hundred and fifty years ago are not everyone's cup of tea. Unaccountably, it's mine. If it's yours too, the link is here.