Thank you very much to everyone who came along to the ‘Marching for Victory’ talk in the Town House on the 11th November – a special mention to the couple who came all the way from Buckinghamshire!
It has been fascinating to get feedback from audience members who have been in touch since the talk, including one gentleman who identified another person in the Academy Street August Madness photo – his own relative. I was interested to see postcards written by another soldier, sent from Bedford and France, and to learn more about Alexander Fraser, one of the soldiers I identified: I described in my talk how Fraser was killed at Festubert, but I have now heard more about his life before the First World War, when he was a well-known local solicitor, Bailie on the Town Council, and a father of nine. You can see some photos of Alexander Fraser and his family on the Scottish Highlander Photo Archive.
Here are some lovely photos from the talk, showing the interior of the newly-refurbished Town House, taken by the organisers, the Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project:
And finally some advance notice of another talk: on the 9th December at Inverness Library I will be doing a ‘meet the author’ event. More details to follow nearer the time.