Last week was ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’ and in the Small City office, we had four new faces helping out for the day.
Nicki’s nieces – Hollie, Jenna and Freya – were joined by our Holly’s adorable little puppy, Louie, to be our Small City Junior Reporters last Thursday.
The four of them set off to the Norie-Miller Walk just a stone’s throw away from the office to find out more about the history of the man himself and get some pictures for today’s #SmallCityGallery.
This afternoon we (Freya, Hollie and Jenna) walked an adorable little French bulldog Louie. We went to Norie-Miller Walk and decided to make a gallery for take your child to work day.
We did some research and found out a bit about the history of Norie Miller. Sir Francis Norie Miller was born in England but he had most association with Perth. He was the first manager of General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation Ltd. In 1933 he became freeman of the City of Perth. Francis had two sons, Claud and Stanley. Claud died in World War 1 and Stanley took over for his dad after Francis died. After Stanley’s death they were both buried in the Willshill cemetery Perth. That’s how Norie-Miller Walk was named.
At Norie-Miller Walk we went on the art trail. The art trail combines art, culture and nature including sculptures from Tim Shutter, John Creed, Phil Johnstone and many more. We saw the Millais moulded picture frame if you look through it you see the Kirkyard were Tim Shutter the designers wife and children are buried. As well as the picture frame we saw the benchmark by John Creed which simulates the feeling of permanence the spirals simulates the tide. We also saw Evergreen which is made from Granite and bronze, in spring it is covered in red and white heather. The bins around Norie-Miller Walk by Phil Johnston are weird shaped, nobody knows what exactly what they are and cannot figure out what they look like.
Thank you for reading and joining in with our adventure! We hope you decide to go have some fun around different walks too!