On Monday and Tuesday (30th-31st March), I had 6 Italians and 3&1/2 Hungarians visiting Dunbar as part of a EU funded project on collecting family photographs. The 1/2 refers to the son of Viki, one of the main organisers, who kept us all entertained during dull moments!
At the meeting we discussed our different activities taking place around the fotomemoria project. All the partner’s projects have been slightly different, some using Flickr to collect family photographs, some creating their own databases. It’s been a really varied project and it draws to a close in June. If you’re a regular blog reader, you’ll remember I went to Compton Verney last year as part of the same project.
It was interesting having them in Dunbar and showing them Dunbar Town House, especially the Local History Society room as they said they didn’t have those types of groups in their own countries. They were fascinated by the Brrrr video about Dunbar’s outdoor pool (yes, I said outdoor pool) and couldn’t believe people would actually venture outside in anything less than scarves, gloves and a hat! And it was quite a warm day on Monday too!
They were encouraged by Gordon in the Town House to try the fish-based dishes at dinner on the Monday night, and they certainly did. The Smoked Haddock and Scampi and chips were very popular! On Tuesday before they left, we had fruit scones with jam and cream. They all agreed that Dunbar had been a lovely place to visit and that the scones were one of the highlights!
Homecoming, pah, try Scone-coming, we’d bring in huge numbers…