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Wigtown Remembers

A 20 foot Memorial Wall was fixed on the famous town railings of the broadest town square in Scotland in Wigtown. People of Wigtown, young and old, were invited to share on this wall names, memories, stories and photos to celebrate the lives of dead loved ones.

People were invited to join us for free wee refreshment and baking, and a toast ‘tae absent friends’ in ReadingLasses Bookshop and Cafe at 3.30 on 5th November. Our local writers' group, the Booktown Writers, attended the Toast to share and collect stories.

It was a chance to share the stories we all have of people who’ve died but who live on in our memories, like Agnes’s memories of Jeannie - 'We miss her dreadful. I remember when we were aw weans and the funniest time was when Jeannie scaled the Wigtown Show Wa' and goat cover't in tawr (tar)'

Here's tae Absent Fre'ens!

Gerrie Douglas Scott, ReadingLasses Bookshop

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