Echoes 25  2019

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The Woman who measured a mountain Simon Welfare describes a scene in the life of Fanny Workman, mother of Lady MacRobert

Alexandra McDougall Sheena Cooper discovers the story behind a memorial plaque in Glen Tanar churchyard

Cromar Folk Abroad Ron Fletcher writes about pioneer John Fletcher who emigrated from the Braes to Canada

A Lady of Means Jim Forbes untangles some unexpected local connections with the slave trade in Antigua

Birse – A parish within the province of Mar Joyce Marchant reviews published accounts of life in Birse through the centuries

A Mystery Solved Now we know why there were so many cavalry riders in Tarland in 1934

A Bothy Experience A description of life in a bothy in 1865 recalled by Donald Farquharson

Tarland Remembered – 1947 to 1960 Sandy Mellis shares some memories of growing up in Tarland before he left for Australia

The Roadside Memorial on the Clash Press reports provided by Rob and Mary McCombie describe a life cut tragically short

Poems from Sheena Six poems from Sheena Blackhall that have particularly strong Cromar connections

The Blue Cairn of Balnagowan Lindsay Mair seeks to understand how Neolithic long cairns relate to their wider landscapes.

Jonny the Joker Simon Welfare discovers a surprising light-hearted side to John Campbell Gordon

Ken Glennie A tribute to a distinguished contributor who kept in close touch with his local roots

The Wee Plastic Bag Mildred Coutts remembers her light-hearted hogmany party piece

Tarland as it was in 1851 An 1851 description of Tarland b Samuel Lewis that confirms the history of our bellcote

Alastrean Quarry Visit July 2019 CHG members look at some local geology and some medieval paving stones

The Baron’s Court at Tarland A rare account from the very early days of Tarland as a village

A Working Man Astronomer and his Telescopes Jane Gill provided this magazine account of her grandfather’s unusual hobbies

Epitaphs and Inscriptions from Burial Grounds in North East Scotland This famous 1870s publication by Andrew Jervise includes details of Tarland gravestones and links with a recently reported donation to the National Museum of Scotland.

Smuggling Times in the Braes of Cromar This 1906 Aberdeen Journal article provides a wonderful insight to local whisky smuggling

Correction and Addenum to the Diatomite Article in Echoes 24 Marcus Humphrey supplies details from estate accounts relating to the Ordie workings

From our Archive Two photgraphs of named local Junior Red Cross members from the 1930s

The Aberdeen Canal at Inverurie A collage of photographs put together after a CHG outing to Inverurie in 2003