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Extract from NT 'From our old Files' 19 Sep 2014
Extract from NT 'From our old Files' 19 Sep 2014

Extract from the Northern Times 'From our old files' published on 19 September 2014 which contains reports: 50 years ago (1964) of discovery of a Bronze Age burial on the Helmsdale Melvich road; Sutherland County Council Civil Defence training; the purchase by Dornoch Town Council of the length of tartan, on which the Queen sat when signing the visitors book, and royal portraits during her recent visit; and plans for the opening of Dunrobin School for boys. 75 years ago (1939) the appointment of a food control committee; work to make garments for members of HM Forces; and an intimation the Thomas Mackay from Embo "has made the supreme sacrifice while on active service". 100 years ago (1914) a letter appealing for help for cavalry horses bearing the brunt of battle; members of the Dunrobin Rifle Club enlisting for service; and the arming of the Duke of Sutherland's yacht 'Catania' which has be lent to the Admiralty.
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