Echoes 16  2010

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Albert Calder 1938 – 2010Our tribute to a much loved and respected member of our Group and of our community 

Flo in the Post OfficeFlo Strachan describes her long career in the Post Office to Jan Healey & Katie Price

Flo‘s TarlandFlo describes four decades of change in Tarland to Jan Healey

A Tale Of YesteryearThe cautionary tale of an orra loon at Kincraigie in 1929, by Robert L Fyfe

Apothecaries’ Hall and other memoriesA child’s eye-view of her father’s pharmacy by Sheila Ross

Pharmacy through the YearsSheila Ross summarises the findings of her background research into the above article

A Visit To Dalmochie Lumberjack CampAn account of one of this summer’s History Group trips by Rita Barnes

The Annnals Of The Free Church, TalandHow the parish of Tarland responded after the Disruption of 1843, by Joyce Marchant

A Collection of Archive ItemsItems relating to the Tarland Free Church first published in issue 13 of Echoes

A Tale Of Two GrandfathersDorothy Reid remembers her two very different grandfathers – and learns something new

An Unusual Archive AquisitionSelected entries from a local grave-digger’s notebook passed on to us by Jim Craigmile

Mary Barbara Russell (nee Stout) 1912 – 2010An appreciation of one of their former teachers by Joyce Marchant and Dorothy Reid

The Legend of the One-Eyed, Red-Haired ManA classic local tale from the Elphinstone Kist retold in Doric by Les Wheeler

Reminiscences of Cromar and Canada A detailed account of manners and customs in Cromar in the mid 1800s as recalled by Donald Robert Farquharson who emigrated from Logie Coldstone in 1866

Tarlan’ WRI American Tea Another scandal that rocked the Tarland WRI in the 1920s, by Maggie Innes

Reminiscences of Mrs Jean Borthwick The Tarland of around 1912 as seen through the eyes of a minister’s wife

Tarland‘s Welcome Home SaleA rousing poem by A J Watson appealing for cash for homecoming WWII soldiers

Cattle-lifting and Illicit DistillingAn item from the 1936 Lonach Highland Games programme via Gordon Ross

Keiselguhr CottageKen Glennie  answers  a place name riddle and makes some unlikely  connections

Dynamite Under the MossA 1970s newspaper artcle featuring Ordie by Sheila Hamilton

The Battle of Culblean, 1335The background to this significant victory for the Bruce dynasty by Rob Gibson