September Update

IMG_9471Autumn is creeping in, the colours of the leaves are starting to change and there’s an excellent crop of brambles ripening alongside the paths .

After a break for the summer, the FVA Coffee Mornings resumed this month with a well-attended and very sociable event last Tuesday.

There was a seasonal touch to the goodies on offer, with plum and ginger cake and late-harvest strawberry jam in addition to scones, fresh warm pancakes, chocolate cake and savouries.

As well as many of our regulars, we were pleased to welcome a group of hungry walkers who had already been out on Drummond Hill.

The group meets regularly and had planned this particular walk to coincide with the Coffee Morning which provided the opportunity to enjoy a coffee and some home baking at the end of their walk.

Some members of the walking group

Some members of the walking group

A copy of the Fearnan School photo from the early 1950’s that was featured in a recent post was also on display to see if anyone could supply the two names that are still missing.  We now have names for all the children except the first names of the two Gray brothers.  Can anyone help with this?

Fearnan School Pupils, Early 1950's

Fearnan School Pupils, early 1950’s

Back row, left to right: Elizabeth Robertson, Iain Grindlay, Elizabeth Grindlay, Elizabeth Campbell (now McLaren), Isabel McLaren, Iain Barnett, ? Gray, Douglas Grindlay, Archie McLaren.

Front row, left to right: Isabel Robertson, Chick McLaren, Elizabeth Dick, Davy Campbell, Cathy McDougall, ? Gray, Cathy Dorward, Teddy Dorward, Ally Grindlay.

Teacher: Miss Maynard

Very few of the children are still in the area but Elizabeth McLaren (back row, fourth from left) is one of the exceptions. She was at the coffee morning and enjoyed seeing the photo again after so many years.

We’d love to hear from anyone who can tell us what happened to any of these children or where they are now.  Even better, we’d love to hear from some of the children themselves if they happen to be readers of this blog!

The next Coffee Morning is on Tuesday 14th October at 10.30 in the village hall.

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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