Echoes 20 2014
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Or you can download the individual articles listed below:
Hairry Hears Fae Hame – One of Charles Murray’s poems written in Doric during the fervour of World War One.
Fool’s Gold – One of Sheena Middleton’s poems written during a recent visit to WW1 battlefields in Belgium.
The Cromar War Memorial Book – Every page of Alexander Morren’s 1919 Cromar War Memorial Book reproduced in full.
The Cromar War Memorial Book 1 – A reprint of Joyce Marchant’s 1999 article exploring some of the background to Morren’s book.
The Cromar War Memorial Book 2 – Joyce’s 2nd article inspired by Morren’s book, this time examining the work of local VAD nurses.
Your Country Needs You – Nigel Healey describes the workings of the local WW1 Military Exemption Tribunals.
Alexander C Sim – Charles Sim tells the story of his father’s World War One service.
Wilson Bruce – Charles turns his attention to the war service of his Uncle Wilson, a Gordon Highlander piper.
Born in 1914 – Jan Healey relates some of her family history that relates to the Great War.
Alexander McRobert of Douneside in the Great War – Marion Miller shares some of her researches into the life of Sir Alexander McRobert.
The Horse in World War One – Sheila Ross pursues her personal interest in this topic and discovers an interesting book.
Written Memories Of The Last Months Of The 1914 1918 World War – Rita Barnes discovers some of her mother’s mementos of the time of the Great War.
Willie – Sheena Blackhall’s powerful story in Doric about one of her father’s cousins who died at Arras.
The Survivor – Sheena’s poem about Willie’s brother who survived, but was scarred for life by the conflict.
A Vanished Local Industry – A reprint of Peter Craig’s review of online information about the diatomite workings at Ordie.
The Diatomite Workings At Ordie – A reprint of Bill Gillanders’ report on further documentation about local diatomite deposits.
The Wearisome Ends O’ The Earth – A reprint of Joyce Marchant’s quest to learn more about her fathers war service.
A Daughter’s Tale – Joyce turns her attention to her mother’s career as a VAD nurse and reflects on her life.
Their Memory Lingers On – A reprint of Dorothy Reid’s researches into 200 years of military service by local soldiers.
1926 Postcard of the Tarland War Memorial – A striking photograph of our war memorial seven years after it was erected.
Robert Morrison, King of the Granite Carvers – A reprint of Douglas Kynoch’s Leopard article about the Tarland memorial’s granite carver.
Hugh Gunn – A reprint of a description of a museum display dedicated to this former Tarland headteacher.
Alec and Annie Sievwright – A reprint of part of Sheila Ross’s account of the inspiring lives of these two Tarland folk.
Some Observations on Previous Articles – A reprint of part of Ken Glennie’s account of his family history as it relates to World War One.
Some Personal Reflections – Your editor reflects on his responses to the many emotions stirred up by this year’s commemorations.
At The Graves (1914-1918) – A final poem from Sheena written during a visit to a battlefield cemetery.