Monday, June 25, 2012

'True Blue Presbyterians - firm, plain and durable'

'...the men wore jerkins or coats made from home spun wool prepared for use by a fuller who had a "waulk mill". The colour employed when such cloth was dyed was generally blue. This may have given rise to the designation "true blue Presbyterians" especially among the Irish immigrants from Ulster where decent cloth was meant to be firm in texture, plain in aspect and durable in wear...'

- from Girvan 1668 - 1968