NS7044 : Memorial to James 'Purly' Wilson

taken 10 years ago, near to Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Memorial to James 'Purly' Wilson
Memorial to James 'Purly' Wilson, taken 10 years ago
The inscription reads "Erected by public subscription in affectionate memory of James Wilson a patriotic Scotsman who suffered death at Glasgow 30th August 1820 for enunciating those principles of progress and reform by adoption of which Great Britain has secured domestic peace and consolidated her power among the nations. Born at Strathaven 3rd September 1760."

Purly Wilson (sometimes falsely claimed as the inventor of the 'purl' stitch in knitting) was a leader of the Weavers' Revolt of the early 19th century. In the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution, anything similar in Great Briatain was brutally suppressed. He was hung, drawn and quartered at Glasgow.
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Tuesday, 6 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 March, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 704 446 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.6683N 4:3.7433W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 703 446
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