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Glenfield Ramblers: Nature Photography

Glenfield Ramblers: Nature Photography

After a change to the working hours for employees at Kilmarnock industrial machinery company Glenfield & Kennedy, a group of workers formed to plan trips and walks  to areas of beautiful scenery and fascinating history across the country. After working as a loosely affiliated group for 12 years, the Kilmarnock Glenfield Ramblers Society was formally founded in Spring 1884. 

These images were captured by a man called James Smith in the mid-1920s, and feature fungi as well as tree and flower blossoms, as well as insects at different stages of maturity. Many have been hand coloured to make them more visually appealing and to reflect the fungi and plant's natural colouring - a useful addition to study materials for budding botanists and mycologists.

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