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John Manson

‘I carried the Queen Mother’s picnic baskets’

Born: 1943

Duration: 1m 36s

Type: Audio

Filesize: 2Mb

Recorded: 26 September 2019

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About this recording

John Manson was a member of the last family to leave Stroma in 1962. In this short recording he recalls the day the Queen Mother came to the island for a picnic.
He also remembers when some of Stroma’s old fishing boats were piled up and set on fire as a beacon to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.


My paternal great-great-great grandmother was Janet Manson who married Alexander Murray. She died Dec 5, 1885.
Her parents were Alex and Ann Manson. Are we related? She continued farming after her husband died and later owned stables and some houses.

Alan Campbell Murray

Posted by Alan Campbell Murray at 20:23:16 on 03/10/2019 - Report comment

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