Auchterarder, The River Earn c.1950

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Memories of Auchterarder


I, with my three brothers and mother, lived for a while in an apartment near the top end of the town. My father was in the Argyle and Sutherland's. Later we moved out of town to a house called 'Pothill' where my mother was dairymaid and general farm worker. The house was was, I think, just North on the Perth road. We certainly (...Read full memory)

My husband was born in Rosemount - his grandfather's house above his grocery shop in the High Street. His family lived in Auchterarder or Blackford; cousins were Eadie's who ran the bakery, and John Gilmour, the coal merchant who lived in Zona. My father in law was a scratch golfer - holding the course record at Auchterarder golf club.

I do not actually remember Auchterarder as I was there for only six months as an evacuee in 1939 from September to March 1940 when we went home and I was one year old. However, I was the youngest of seven children and the stories of that time were related many times over the years by my mother and older brothers (...Read full memory)

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