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MacNeilage Presentation – March 1919

In September, 1917, Archie MacNeilage (first editor of The Scottish Farmer) came near to death when he suffered perforated stomach ulcers. He had attended a ram sale on a Tuesday and spent Wednesday morning at the office putting the last … Continue reading

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The Scottish Farmer Ambulance Car – March 1916

The majority of our readers will, I trust, be pleased to learn that we have at last opened a subscription list for the purchase of a motor ambulance, to be named after this paper. The delay was caused by a … Continue reading

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Baby Sister Picking Violets – November 1915

Many of the letters I have received in connection with the campaign to raise money for The Scottish Farmer Hospital Fund have been addressed simply to Margaret, Egremont, Cumberland, without mentioning my surname Shanks. Fortunately the post office officials knew … Continue reading

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The Scottish Farmer Ambulance Fleet – August 1916

We have now handed over the total sum of £2,300 with interest, to the Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross Society. The present position of that matter is shown by the terms of the following letter: 149 West George … Continue reading

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Signs of A Farmer – August -1912

(Brown eyes or Hugh Shanks, my Great Uncle, would have been around 10 years of age when this was written. He did become a farmer and farmed most of his life down in Sussex. I still have many happy memories … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Kind Messages – June 1911

May I express in this page my modest thanks for the many very kind messages sent by unknown friends among the Holland trippers? Their kindly feeling is more valuable to me than they can know. Another reader writes bidding me … Continue reading

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Tuesday – Maid and Silent Milking Machine – June 1903

The butter is beautifully stiff this morning; the cream in the pots stood at 52 1/2 deg., the dairy itself at 53 to 54 degrees. Customers are sending for pots to get filled for winter while the price is low. … Continue reading

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August 1916 – Our bed at the Somme

(As I’m currently blogging some letters from the Somme on my other blog http://dacj40.wordpress.com/ I thought I would post this, although it is an August post ) The Scottish Women’s Hospital at Royaumont (in which we have named a bed) … Continue reading

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