Over 100 people attended the very popular ‘Memory Day’ held in the Acorn Centre in the Lower Cabrach. The day was organised by the Cabrach Community Association and the Cabrach Trust. The event was held on Sunday the 11th of June on a fine afternoon. A Vintage Tea was provided in the hall with a truly wonderful selection of cakes and sandwich’s. Patti brought along her beautiful vintage tea crockery and cake stands and set the scene for a most enjoyable time.
People were encouraged to bring along pictures of the Cabrach and stories from the past. Many visitors travelled from throughout the North East to come along for the afternoon and share their memories of the Cabrach. As with all events the numbers grew as the day went on and by the end all the tables where full and all the cakes where eaten.
Some great stories where recorded and photographs scanned for the archive. Everything from Charlie Gordon ploughing his filed in the 1940’s with a horse and cow, Catherine Riddell’s report card from the Lower Cabrach public School in 1929, clippings from old newspaper with stories about the Postie Malcolm walking across the fields in 1965 delivering his mail to photographs of the huge turnout and celebrations of the Coronation of King Edward.
You can still share your photos, stories and memories of the Cabrach with us on our Facebook page
Patti, Peter, Philip, Margaret, Susan and the whole team of volunteers from the Cabrach Community Association must be thanked for their very hard work, not only on the day but before and after the event, for making the exceptional home bakes and sandwiches as well as setting the hall up and cleaning afterwards.
Watch our youtube film to see more of this fantastic day