Friends remember James Watt

English: James Watt's signature.

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MEMBERS of The Friends of Kinneil charity – and their guests – have celebrated the life of James Watt (born on January 19, 1736) at the group’s second annual James Watt Supper. Inspired by the traditional Burns’ celebrations, the Watt Supper remembers the legacy of the great Scottish inventor, who did some of his early work at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness.

This year around 50 members of the Bo’ness charity packed into the St. Mary’s Church Hall in the town for the event, which was held on Friday, January 20. A gallery of photos from the event is available below. (Click each picture to see a larger version.)

The menu was inspired by food from the 18th century, and entertainment included poems and readings linked to Watt – as well as the premiere of a specially-written play about Watt’s time at Kinneil Estate.

Maria Ford from the charity said: “We’d like to thank everyone who attended our James Watt Supper. We had the first event last year to tie in with the 275th anniversary of Watt’s birth. It was such a success we thought we’d repeat the event this year – and it was bigger and even better than before.”

If you’d like to join The Friends of Kinneil and attend events like this, visit www.kinneil.org.uk/friends  to download a membership form.

Find out more about James Watt at Kinneil at www.kinneil.org.uk/jameswatt