Curling History from MOhsin beg's blog

Evidence of curling in Scotland during the 16th century is evident in the stone that was engraved with the year 1511 (along with another that bears the year 1551) in an old pond that was dumped in Dunblane, Scotland. The oldest stone used for curling and the oldest football in the world are kept at the museum (the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum) in Stirling. The first written mention of the game of using stones on ice comes from the archives from Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, in February 1541. Two drawings, "Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap" and "The Hunters in the snow" (both dating to 1565) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, depict Flemish peasants curling, though without brooms. Scotland as well as the Low Countries had strong trading and cultural connections during this time, as is evident in the historical background of golf.more

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Added Nov 1 '22



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