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Archive for March, 2008

Railway at Dalbeattie

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I have done a bit of research and the following is the result.
The information here came from the Summer 1909 issue of “The Gallovidian” magazine.
The first survey for a possible rail link from Dumfries to Castle Douglas was carried out in 1853. Two years later it was decided to try to raise the necessary [...]


Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Have you ever wondered why Easter is not a fixed date like Christmas ? The reasons take us back to the beginnings of Christianity. the problem is that, unlike Christmas, the events of Easter are precisely identified in the Gospel as taking place at the time of the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover), but [...]

Coffee Morning

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

This morning Margaret and I hosted a coffee morning as a fund-raiser for our grand-daughter Natalie to help with her trip to Ghana in the summer, when she is to work in a hospital there. This is in preparation for her studies at St Andrews University, where she is enrolled for a degree in [...]