Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A place called Ascog - Scotland

Dad mailed me a few weeks ago with the following information but Ive just got round to looking it up on the internet.....Ascog, situated on the east coast of the Isle of Bute, located about a mile and a half south east of Rothesay. It has an Ascog House with origins dating back to 1678. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit, although the site I visited doesnt give any information about early history.....interesting though. I have fiund further information on another website that says nearby "Rothesay Castle, a moated, circular structure was captured by the Vikings in 1230.."


On 25 Jul 2008, at 20:03, Peter Ainscough wrote:
Hi B
Quite by accident whilst browsing through a brochure we picked up while we were away, I discovered a place called Ascog in Scotland. The coincidence seems too good to be true, so I looked it up on the map. It sits a mile or two below Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and is a very small village or hamlet. However, close by is a Loch Ascog which seems to indicate that the name is of some historical significance there. It would fit in with a Scandinavian move southwards from Iceland or wherever, perhaps ???
Who knows - and there's no way of proving any of it that I can think of.
Thought you'd be interested.
Love, Dad

Monday, August 18, 2008

Anne (Ayscough) Askew - radio 4 broadcast

On 17 Aug 2008, at 11:00, Mary Ainscough wrote:

Hi Barbara, Just wondering if you caught 'Forbidden Families' on radio 4 the other day. this episode was all about Anne Askew the Protestant Martyr.
Love Mary

Radio4 Broadcast - Anne Askew (Ayscough)/