The History of the Lochgelly Tawse

 One of the most famous if not infamous leather goods to come from John J Dick’s workshop was the school belt, known also as the Lochgelly Tawse. Great interest still exists in the subject and none of the other websites have it quite right so here Margaret J Dick, daughter of John J Dick and granddaughter of George W Dick gives you the true history of the Lochgelly Tawse…

Part 1 Memories   –  Part 2 In The Beginning  –  Part 3 The Yard  –  Part 4 A Roaring Success

Part 5 John Johnston Dick  –  Part 6 Times Are Changing  –  Part 7 After The Tawse

Lochgelly Tawse Scrapbook

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