Dark Tales of Old Moffat
Murder, mystery, heroes and history…
Some of the fascinating subjects we’ll be exploring in our brand new historical walking tour – Dark Tales of Old Moffat. The new tour officially launched on Sunday 30th July and will run regularly throughout the year.
Next Tour: Friday 27th October at 7:30pm
Starting at the Famous Moffat Ram, guests are invited to explore a darker, more curious side to this wonderfully vibrant town. Set in various evocative locations, the team will uncover aspects of Moffat’s gripping past featuring some of the key figures and events that have helped shaped its history.
We’ve always loved Moffat and delving into its past has been a most amazing experience! Research is key to our tours and we’ve enjoyed many visits to the town, getting to know residents and working closely with local businesses, individuals and community groups. It’s been a wonderful learning experience, the trickiest part has been deciding what to leave out – there’s so much choice with plenty of scope for a future event!
One story is especially poignant and charts the final hours of John Goodfellow and James McGeorge – two brave postmen who battled through the bleakest winter conditions in order to deliver the mail. On February 1st 1831, they sadly lost their lives – their story however, lives on…
A beautiful memorial in the shape of an old post box was erected in 1931 and bringing the story right up to date, a fund has been set up by Moffat Museum to support much-needed renovations. With that in mind, we’re donating £1 from every full price adult ticket with a special event planned for next year.
2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we aim to promote Moffat’s fascinating past in dramatic style, encouraging visitors and local people to sample the town’s dark delights. We feel proud to be complimenting what is already a buzzing social calendar and hope to give visitors and local people a unique new reason to visit Moffat!
The Ram Shack: Well Street, Moffat
Tickets also available through Ticketsource 24/7
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Adults – £10, children and concessions – £8, Special family ticket (two adults and two children) £28
Age guide: 8 years and above
Due to some of the dark subject matter, children’s attendance is at the discretion of parents/carers. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Photos of James McKie & The Ram Shack courtesy of Paul Barber
Photo of Mary Wood courtesy of Queensberry House