Mary was stal­wart of peace cam­paign

Lennox Herald - - NOTEBOOK -

At the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing of the Len­nox Her­itage So­ci­ety lo­cal writer Mary Irvine de­liv­ered a talk on the life of Mar­garet Harrison, a stal­wart of the peace move­ment, who died in 2015 af­ter a long life in Dum­bar­ton.

Mary knew Mar­garet through their joint as­so­ci­a­tion with Leven Litts, a writ­ers’group based in Alexan­dria.

With the help of Mar­garet’s fam­ily she had gath­ered reams of writ­ten mem­o­ra­bilia and many pho­to­graphs cov­er­ing Mar­garet’s life from her ear­li­est days in Dal­re­och.

Many in the au­di­ence had known Mar­garet, as well as her hus­band Bobby and her sis­ter Bea Bur­nett, but Mary’s re­search gave much greater un­der­stand­ing of the de­vel­op­ment of this out­stand­ing char­ac­ter.

The next meet­ing is on Wed­nes­day, March 8 at 7.30pm in the Con­cord Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, when Jean Scol­lay will talk about the trans­porta­tion of women to Aus­tralia.

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