Memories of Craigellachie

Alexander (Sandy) Jackson URQUHART was an apprentice blacksmith at McLean's Garage in the small village of Maggieknockater. He later left his apprenticeship to join the Metropolitan Police in London, in 1929. Maggieknockater was quite close to where his parents' croft/s was/were situated. The crofts (...Read full memory)

We lived in a semi-detached house that joined a general stores at the top of the Hundred Steps. My brother was born in Elgin in 1943, and my father worked for the forestry with Polish workers, maybe prisoners of war. He was Gordon Hutchison and my mum was Ursula. I think we left Craigellachie when I was about 4 or 5 in about 1945.

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