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#48275 - 24/11/14 08:41 PM Re: World War One [Re: Åke Johansson]
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Tomorrow I'll be bottling a 24 year old Linkwood and last week (to go online at the same time) I bottled a nice 20yo Tobermory. If I can manage to arrange collection, there will also be an 18yo Springbank. The first two should be up tomorrow night with the Springbank as soon as possible.

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#48278 - 25/11/14 12:12 AM Re: World War One [Re: Martin]
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Sorry Mike, we have usurped your thread, but to a good end.
I hope Martin will pop back here now and again for the benefit of those who don't use Facebook, hehehe.
Cheers, Rab.

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#48279 - 25/11/14 12:27 PM Re: World War One [Re: Wee Rab]
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Rab,

That's no problem.

Mike

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#48282 - 25/11/14 09:48 PM Re: World War One [Re: Steeler]
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Hi Mike, went over to Archie's yesterday and joined a stream of visitors calling in to help him celebrate his 90th birthday.
In addition to several litres of Famous Grouse, he was also gifted a circular saw by one of his sons.
I went over today, and he already has it set up in his workshop, and is annoyed that it will not operate without the safety cover over the blade.
The old sod gives me the heebie jeebies when he is working with his old home made equipment, because if he ever has another stroke using the old saw, they will be able to plant him in a shoe box.
Next time you are over tell him you want to see where he makes the doll's houses and farm steadings.
He has tools in there no-one has seen for 50 years.
Cheers, Rab.

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#48288 - 26/11/14 10:57 PM Re: World War One [Re: Wee Rab]
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Hi Mike, your report is on the whithorn cc site
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whithorn-and-District-Community-Noticeboard/79959897006413

As I said earlier, there are more than a few Dodds still in the town .
Rab

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#48292 - 27/11/14 10:14 AM Re: World War One [Re: Wee Rab]
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For anyone who is interested you can find out more about the project seeking to identify those whose war service may not have been recognised at http://infromthecold.org/

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#48301 - 28/11/14 12:02 PM Re: World War One [Re: Steeler]
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Hi Rab, looks like the Facebook page is down (and has been for a couple of days).

Mike

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#48302 - 28/11/14 01:55 PM Re: World War One [Re: Steeler]
Wee Rab Offline
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Hi Mike, the page is up OK. Billy Dodds wasn't at the council meeting last night, but I will try and get his number for you.
There has been a reply to the piece on Whithorn Facebook from someone related to the Irvine family.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whithorn-and-District-Community-Noticeboard/799598970064137

Cheers, Rab.

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#48303 - 28/11/14 04:03 PM Re: World War One [Re: Wee Rab]
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Thanks Rab

Yes, the lower link is working but not the first one. So it looks like the ball is rolling.

Mike

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#48314 - 03/12/14 11:34 AM Re: World War One [Re: Steeler]
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Just been flicking through Stair Gillon's "The KOSB in the Great War". The section about the Territorial Battalions' involvement in Gallipoli (many of the Machars men were in these) he says, "The response to the call to arms was immediate in the South of Scotland as elsewhere. Whithorn and Kirkconnel have claims to have sent forth the largest number of volunteers in proportion to population in Britain. And this from a district that since the "Covemamting" times had never been remarkable for enthusiasm for service ine the regular army."

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