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Walking history

Simon Wills learns about a unique community project to commemorate the lives of all those recorded on a village’s First World War memorial


Commemorating WW1

James Elvidge Young’s story was particularly poignant for Dawn. His father is pictured here outside their butcher’s shop in Scone

Dawn Olsen is a retired social worker who lives in the village of Scone in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. She has always been interested in people, and wanted to help commemorate the lives of the men from the community who died in the First World War. How could they do this in a way that was fitting, personal, but also original? I spoke to Dawn to find out more about how Scone will be remembering those who paid the ultimate price in the Great War.

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Come on, it's time to roll up your sleeves, leave the pleasant pastures of the 19th century, the birth, marriage and death records, and the census - and trace your family lines further back in into the past. This is your chance to explore new records, stretch your research and revel in the lives and times of your Georgian, Stuart and even Tudor ancestors.