History Of The Tawse – The Yard

Horse Drawn Wagon
Horse Drawn Wagon Built At The Yard

Around 1942 he started producing his first school belts using his own stamp G.W. DICK SADDLER & Co LOCHGELLY

Two Tail Tawse 1924
2 tailed tawse with the G.W. DICK SADDLER & Co LOCHGELLY Stamp made in 1924
Three Tail Tawse 1924
3 tailed tawse with the G.W. DICK SADDLER & Co LOCHGELLY Stamp made in 1924
Two Tail Tawse 1945-1951
2 tailed tawse with the G.W. DICK SADDLER & Co LOCHGELLY Stamp made between 1945-51
Three Tail Tawse 1945-1951
The Lochgelly Stamp
Close up of the G.W. Dick Saddlers Stamp

This stamp was superseded in the early to mid 1940’s to celebrate his last and youngest son John joining the business in the saddler’s workshop. G.W.DICK & SON LTD MAKERS LOCHGELLY

New G W Dick & Sons Ltd Stampe
New Stamp used to celibrate his son John joining the family buisness

In 1948 James Heggie sold up the saddlery and Iron mongers business in Main Street to George Dick and his son John Johnston Dick

How to care for your tawse

The Tawse are hardwearing and durable, but by following proper procedure you can make sure they look the best for as long as possible.

Caring For your tawse