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CAPE BRETON

DESCRIPTION

The STA notes that Elizabeth Grant of Glace Bay designed this tartan using a poem that had been written in 1907 by her friend Lillian Crewe Walsh. She incorporated the typical Cape Breton colours described in the poem.

Black for the wealth of our coal mines,
Grey for our Cape Breton steel,
Green for our lofty mountains,
Our valleys and our fields;
Gold for our golden sunsets
Shining bright on the lakes of Bras DíOr
To show us Godís hand has lingered
To bless Cape Bretonís shores.


Two versions are recorded at CIPO. The first of the Cape Breton tartans was registered to Lillian Crewe Walsh of Glace Bay in July 1957. The second was registered to Elizabeth Grant, also of Glace Bay in January 1965 and is quite similar:

SETT

Y6 K12 LN36 K16 Blue-Green60 K12 Y12 (ITI No. 1883)
Y6 K12 N36 K12 G60 K12 Y12 (CIDD: 026-08-21313)
Y12 K6 W28 K6 LG42 K6 Y12 (CIDD: 026-08-26922)
N6 K12 N36 K16 G60 K12 N12 (Compendium - ITI No. 4452),
Y6 K12 N48 K12 G34 K10 Y10 (Compendium - STS),
Y6 K12 N48 K12 G34 K10 Y10 (Compendium - Locharron swatch)