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2012 Foyer exhibition - Down the Dock

2012 Foyer exhibition - Down the Dock
Saturday 28 January – Saturday 29 December 2012
 
This exhibition reveals the story of Dumfries Dock. This narrow strip of land along the east bank of the River Nith was not only the town’s harbour, it served as a gathering place, a pasture and a meadow, provided orchards and nurseries, bleaching fields and drying greens, it was the town’s first ever industrial area, later becoming a tree-lined riverside promenade, and finally a popular municipal park.
 
2012 marks the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and this exhibition will also focus on the memorial to the disaster which is located in the park, and tells the story of the men from Dumfries who lost their lives in the accident.