The Gordon Trefoil Guild met in Kintore Church Hall on Tuesday, October 9. Members were welcomed by Chairman, Marty Donaldson.
The speaker for the evening was Anne Park on World War I memorials. Anne became interested in the subject some 20 years ago after learning of her great-uncle who died of his wounds in the first World War. She had some difficulty finding out about her uncle’s military history. The Gordon Highlanders Museum did not keep family history, so she turned to the Family History Society in King Street, Aberdeen.
It was one small shop then, but has now expanded into three other shops and 5,000 members. Anne was given assistance and is now a volunteer at the Society.
The search for her great-uncle’s story whetted her appetite for investigating First World War memorials. Anne gave an illustrated tour of the beautifully kept memorials in France and Belgium, which she visited on organised trips.
There is much more interest now in military history than there was then. Many people visit the local memorials in their town or village.
Anne obviously has a great interest in her subject, and everyone found her talk fascinating.
Afterwards refreshments were enjoyed.
The next meeting of the Trefoil Guild will be on Thursday, November 15 at 2pm in Dyce Church where members will be entertained by ‘Fashion Through the Ages’.
The Trefoil Guild is Guiding for adults. Full membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has been a member of Girlguiding UK or the Scout Association or who makes the Guide Promise. For further information visit www.trefoilguilduk.org.uk.