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Lockdown decluttering turns up heritage items

By Caroline McMorran

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Clyne Heritage Society says it has been given some “fascinating” objects as a result of people decluttering during lockdown.

Chairman Nick Lindsay said the group had received an amazing collection of flint tools and arrowheads

In addition a pair of girl’s clogs had been donated as well as items from the former Hunters of Brora Woollen Mill; and a pair of knitted swimming trunks.

This pair of sturdy boots was donated to the society.
This pair of sturdy boots was donated to the society.

Another item handed on was a framed picture of the Carrol House sports team in Clyne Higher Grade in 1953.

“They are all now safe in our collection, but could just as easily have been skipped or burnt,” said Mr Lindsay.

“If you have come across anything you think might be of interest, please get in touch with your local heritage society."

Meanwhile the group is busy preparing a commemorative publication in honour of the World War I service personnel named on Clyne War Memorial, Brora.

Sixty men and, unusually, one women are listed on the handsome clock tower monument, sited next to the bridge over the River Brora.

The society has commemorated the centenary of each death on its Facebook page since 2014 and the final commemoration is set to take place next month.

“We are compiling all 61 commemorations into a single publication,” said Mr Lindsay. “It is hoped that it will be available in time for Christmas."

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