Browsing through some old papers the other day, I came across a perspex swan. It's the type of pretty, purposeless object that attracts a child and in fact fits neatly into a child's hand. I held it often as I explored my mother's dressing table and examined her trinkets. However, it was a group of… Continue reading Sweetheart Souvenirs
The plaque pricked my curiosity when I first saw it. 38 years is a long time at a single school. Was the plaque put there in appreciation of Mrs Peerman's long service? Was she in fact the longest serving teacher the school has had? What more did she contribute? In other words, what is her story?
As far as a I can tell, the first cement industry worker to be killed at Kandos was Henry Clement Abbott on Thursday 11 February 1919 (though in the interest of accurate history I would be pleased to be corrected). Clem Abbott's accident was shocking, both literally and emotionally. His death occurred at 11.30am at… Continue reading The First Industrial Accident at Kandos
In 1914 our town was given the made-up-name of C A N D O S. The story goes that the daughter of the chairman of the cement company played around with the capital letters of key officials of the company and came up with the name Candos. However, when they applied to get a Post… Continue reading C A N D O S
Jock Sneddon was the type of person who always raised his hand. If there was a position to be filled, like secretary of the cement works bowling club, he found pen and paper. If there was a task to be done, like planting trees around the perimeter of the Community centre, he took up a… Continue reading Jock Sneddon, a generous Scot