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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 01 June 19 14:41 BST (UK) »
Linen, Flax plants love moist growing conditions,so Ireland ,Scotland ,especially the Linlithgow area  and Lancashire.
Lovely museum at Linlithgow.
It grew well in Belgium too and the River Leie (Lys) was used to,”rett” the stalks so the softer fleshy parts would  rot and just tough long fibres left
in the water which by this time was a golden yellow colour,so called “The Golden River”.They were left for weeks in big bundles.

Also as it was a trade route and a very rich trade too, joining the Schelde.
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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 01 June 19 22:27 BST (UK) »
goldie, a wee goldie of "Red Hackle!" was the very thing!  ;D

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Sorry! Could you please explain this for non-scotish people !  :)
I'd love to know what it means!
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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 02 June 19 07:24 BST (UK) »
Red Hackle was a brand of whisky taking its name from the red hackle on the bonnets of the Black Watch. A wee goldie is a term for a dram.  Red Hackle is no longer available, dog-rough as I remember.  ;D

Red Heckle story,      http://electricscotland.com/history/scotreg/bwatch/bw17.htm

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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 02 June 19 09:29 BST (UK) »
A bit like Vat 69 then?
Now Bell’s ,O.H liked that,but he drank rarely so no connoisseur,never had soda just water , and spring water when that became  available.
Made a Dundee cake from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s recipe once and used what was open,a Talisker :o
Gosh but it was good though, although something of a waste!
Why the red Hackle, a battle honour I am presuming?
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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 02 June 19 11:01 BST (UK) »
Red Hackle was a brand of whisky taking its name from the red hackle on the bonnets of the Black Watch. A wee goldie is a term for a dram.  Red Hackle is no longer available, dog-rough as I remember.  ;D

Red Heckle story,      http://electricscotland.com/history/scotreg/bwatch/bw17.htm

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Thanks Skoosh.
I didn't know that about a 'goldie' - how exciting!

Interesting story about The Red Hackle it in your link - yes, Victoria, battle honours.
Always wondered why I liked my red feather duster! (see picture on the link).

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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 02 June 19 12:50 BST (UK) »
@ Viktoria, Vat 69, the Popes phone number!  ;D

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Re: Flax Industry in Cockermouth, Cumberland
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 02 June 19 13:08 BST (UK) »
Our local Regiment, The Lancashire Fusiliers wear a yellow hackle so of course they are nicknamed “The Canaries”.
Not yellow though,six V.Cs before breakfast!
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