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Recent Meeting
Thursday March 16th
Doctor Nicky Small:
The Diary of a Dying Man.

The AGM ran as quickly as is usual for us, and the strength
of our committee has been maintained by two new volunteers.

The major details of Perth Poet William Souter's life are well known
locally and in literary circles, but Nicola told us a great deal that
few probably know. He died in 1943 aged only 45 having been
beridden since 1930, but had served in the army from 1916 to 18.
He wrote both in English and Scots and Nicola treated us to a
reading of several of them.

She described how he grew up, where he went to school, and
how his father built the family home. This was backed up by
lovely photographs taken in and around parts of Perth he
would have known. All in all, a most memorable evening.

Forthcoming DPHS Events

The public are very welcome to come to our meetings.
There is a small charge to cover the cost of tea and biscuits afterwards.

Confirmed Dates:
(All events in the Village Hall at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.)

(The committee would be very grateful if anyone considering joining our committee
to replace retiring members could contact us well before the next meeting).

Thursday 20th April
Jane Clifford will give a presentation about the Cowden Japanese Garden, its 110 year old
history and its current state.

Thursday 18th May
Kylie Murray's presentation concerns James 1st of Scotland and the Perth Carthusians.

Saturday 17th June
Annual Barbecue. Venue TBA.

Thursday21st September
Kenneth Bruce returns for another talk, this time on Local Aviators.

Annual Events

Several of our events are now annual traditions:-
  • A January Scots Night - our 'Nothing like a Burns Night'
    with a good meal and excellent entertainment.
  • A themed exhibition - during one of our always enjoyable November coffee mornings.


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