British Library Flickr images

I have been browsing the new Flickr resources from the British Library, some wonderful things on there, including this great image of Trongate in Glasgow’s Merchant City.



  1. Willow

    and the Tron was ……… ???!

    Okay I’ll do that bit:
    The Tron was the weights-and-measures legal facility, where merchants’ weights were weighed and measures were measured ……… any merchant giving short amounts was liable to have his ear nailed to the Tron, the only means of escape resulting in ripping out a chunk of said ear ….

    a life-long sentence, as one would not deal with a merchant with a damaged ear.

    (By ‘eck, things were grim in them days.)

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