This was the treasured doll of Mary Agnes Campbell Templeton (later Murray) 1909-2003. Mary lived at Moorbrock and was given the doll by her cousin Agnes's (Agnes Smith later Adamson) best friend Winnie Biggar from Dumfries. Mary named the doll 'Winnie'.
Winnie was exceptionally well looked after and when Mary was in her nineties, Winnie was still 'tae the fore' resting beautifully in Mary's 'good' drawer, together with a 'Sunday' tablecloth, a Bible, a long horn ladle, and various white crocheted items.
Back Row L-R Mrs Jardine, (Marbrack) Miss Jessie Richardson, Miss Nicky Jardine, Mrs Caroline Bell, Mrs Nellie Stewart, Miss Kate Blythe, ?? Front Row L-R Mrs Agnes Thorburn, Mrs Mary Martin, Mrs Jean Bell, Mrs Sarah Hastings, Mrs Pringle, Mrs Bella McMillan, Miss Jeannie Howatson, Mrs Jeannie Belford
Occupiers who return their Schedules without a reminder from Officers - 35
Occupiers who return their Schedules after a reminder from Officers - 1
Number of Sheep of all kinds, One Year Old and above - 33013
Number of Lambs under One Year Old - 2319
“McMillan’s Treatise on Pasturage of Sheep, 1790”
This Treatise on Sheep Management has been very kindly lent to the Group
by the Ewart Library, Dumfries, and is the only copy at present know
to exist. They have also supplied us with the photocopies of the complete
book, and we are most grateful to them.
The book is unique on two counts:
Firstly- it is the very first book ever to treat solely on sheep
management, and remained so for a hundred years, although, of course, other
books on general farming matters touched on sheep as well.
Secondly – it is written by a member of probably the oldest Carsphairn
family, who have been land-owners, traditionally, since Bruce’s time, and
flockmasters as long as there have been sheep in the parish.
Anthony McMillan, Writer to the Signet, the author, although born just over
the Parish boundary at Corlae on 9th January 1759, was a branch of the
family who owned Dalshangan, and are all buried in Carsphairn Kirkyard,
including himself. He was unfortunately drowned in the Ken, near Earlstoun
while returning, from visiting Mr. Barbour of Bogue, (Bogue Toll, Dalry), to his
sister’s Mrs. Kennedy of Knocknalling, where he was living at that time,
in March, 1821.
Carol was telling the group about the McAdam coat of arms. In the exhibition in 2012 there were two copies of this photo with the following quotes below them – 1. “We look as if we’ve had a row!” - Carol Cathcart 2. “Carol was actually telling the group about the McAdam coat of arms, so who is it who is not paying attention? ???” See Misc_466 for AJCK’s response.
August 1942 — Overlooking the Qattara Depression L-R Peter Willis (Trp Ldr), Ned Mann (Sqn Ldr), Capt AJCK (2 I/C) - “Scratch” Sqn left behind when the Regt went back to (???) to “refit” after being badly “cut up” in the withdrawal to El Alamein line - Summer 1942 (words written by AJCK on back of photo)
“That well known sportsman” PFF in front of Great Pyramid & Sphinx with “extras”! (Jill on arab steed!) We took a “break” there when “A” Sqn was “Field Firing” at Mena Camp. Now a luxury tourist complex, I gather! Words by AJCK on back of photo.