It is not often that our family has something really interesting to pass down through the generations, but this pocket watch is one of those few items which I'm sure will continue to be treasured.
It was a school prize awarded to Hubby's grandfather in 1914. Cartsburn Public School in Greenock was bombed during WW2 and no longer exists. Funnily enough my own parents went to this school too - none of them won any prizes!
I would imagine he would have been about 14 years old when he won this - the Macknight Crawfurd Prize. The Macknight Crawfurds were local landowners and benefactors.
Session 1913-1914 - just before WW1 - wonder how many of his classmates survived the war? How poignant.
We got the watch cleaned and it now works. We recently passed it on to our son - hopefully it will then pass to his son. Our son is going to get a chain for it and it will look great when he wears his waistcoat with his kilt at special occasions.
A real prize possession for our family.