Book tells his­toric tales of memo­rial hall

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY TAMSIN GRAY

A book on the his­tory of an Aber­chirder hall with links to the First World War will be re­leased this week­end.

Aber­chirder his­to­rian Bob Pe­den’s book is ti­tled Marnoch Memo­rial Hall: A Cen­te­nary His­tory.

It has been com­piled to mark the cen­te­nary of a group who joined forces to build the hall in mem­ory of the men of Marnoch who lost their lives dur­ing the First World War.

Us­ing more than 20 pho­tos con­trib­uted by lo­cal peo­ple, the book high­lights the vil­lage’s vi­brant life be­fore the hall use de­clined in the pre­lude to its de­mo­li­tion in 2003.

Priced at £8, the book will be launched at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s cof­fee morn­ing in the Aber­chirder Church Hall, Main Street, to­mor­row at 10am.

It will then be avail­able in lo­cal shops and from the au­thor. For details visit face­book.com/fog­gieloan

All prof­its from book sales will go to projects that ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity.

Hugh Young­son and Char­lie Anderson, whose grand­fa­thers helped build the hall, check out the book

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