Toby, one of our Managers mentioned the Cutty Sark as an interesting item for our readers.
There is a connection with the famous writer Robert Burns, who created a character in his Poem Tam O’Shanter’.
A farmer called Tam is pursued by a scantiiy clad Nannie Dee, who was in-fact a witch. She was wearing an undergarment, which in the 18th Century was known as a Cutty-sark.
The figurehead of the Tea Clipper Cutty Sark is named after Nannie Dee. What does she hold in her hand ?
Linda La Due
She holds a horse's tail because when he realized Nannie was a witch, he jumped on a horse and fled. Nannie followed and was catching up so he steered his horse over a river knowing that a witch couldn't follow him over water. But Nannie reached out at the last moment to grab the horse but was left with only the tail.in her hand as horse and rider gotway safely.
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