Mary was stalwart of peace campaign
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.