Monthly Archives: March 2014

Obituary Notice in Whitehaven News – MARCH 5th 1925

Arrangements were in hand for her removal to Glenholm Nursing Home during the period of convalescence but late on Saturday evening, a relapse ensued and Miss Shanks passed away somewhat suddenly. The only daughter of the late James and Margaret … Continue reading

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The Passing of Margaret

By JB For more than four months she had borne pain, weakness and extreme weariness with a calm determined courage that was a marvel to all who visited her in the bare hospital ward. And now she has passed beyond … Continue reading

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Obituary by the Editor – March 1925

Readers of The Scottish Farmer throughout the world will learn with profound regret that “Margaret” (formerly “Gretchen”), the writer of our “Household” column, has passed away. Miss Shanks had been confined to a nursing establishment since October last. She underwent … Continue reading

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Margaret, Spinster, Dies (March 7 1925)

Nancy (McNeilage’s daughter) writes: “ … I have been greatly grieved to learn that “Margaret” died suddenly early on Sabbath morning. For the last four months, Margaret has been lying in Whitehaven Infirmary, making a slow and tedious recovery from … Continue reading

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February 1897: ACHING ARM TO MAKE PANCAKES.

Originally posted on Gretchen:
At a cookery-school I attended, we had a whole lesson devoted to pancakes. We separated the yolks of the eggs from the whites, mixed the yolks with the flour and then added milk to form a…

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