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    Alexander Henry's 200th birthday - Monday 4th June

    This Monday coming is Alexander Henry's 200th birthday.

    Someone suggested it would be a great idea to go fire yours this weekend, or even better, on Monday. If you do - post some photos or a video !

    I'll nip down to Warriston cemetery on Monday.

    An exhibition on Alexander Henry starts in The People's Museum, High Street, Edinburgh on 8th June, running until September, if you're in town.
    The People's Story Museum | Museums and Galleries Edinburgh

    There will be an article in a major Scottish newspaper in the next fortnight

    Richard Brown
    Henry's great great grandson


    ALEXANDER HENRY, RIFLE MAKER

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    Alexander Henry | Museums and Galleries Edinburgh

    The exhibition is still on, with a probability of being extended for 2-3 weeks.

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    The exhibition on Alexander Henry in The People's Story Museum, Canongate, Edinburgh runs until w/c 24th September, if you're in town.

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    Here are a couple of photos I've taken. I don't see any harm now, in that you probably live hundreds if not thousands of miles away, and there's only a week or two of the exhibition to go ?



    The iconic photo, in the entrance hall, just as we were setting up



    Details on the International Exhibition, the book of letters, and AH certificates



    Some panels on the walls



    The three rifles on display



    Some of Henry's personal medals, and details on the Volunteers

    There are other views I need to take photos of, and I'll add them later.

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    The case in the Museum entrance hall contains The Henry Challenge Vase (its first public outing for … maybe a century?), a silver salver made to commemorate the Royal Review of 1860 by the builders of the staging used at the Royal Review in Queen’s Park in 1860, and a QERV busby … not necessarily THE busby as worn in the iconic Henry portrait photo.
    (Sorry to say two light bulbs are currently out in the case).


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