BURKE and HARE
26 Sept 2016
Gordon, formerly Head of the Anatomy Department at Edinburgh University.
Barber-surgeons, in 1505 were given approval to dissect the cadaver of one convicted criminal per year. But too many anatomists - too few bodies,500 bodies a year needed. Burke and Hare saw this "niche market" and exploited it initially by supplying immigrants, but soon murdered locals and were caught. Burke was convicted and hung (Hare was not) for murdering 15. Hare fled to Londonderry where he died. As a consequence of their activities the government passed the Anatomy Act 1832 which remained in force until it up-dated in 1984.
VOT Cowan Reid
10 Oct 2016
Roy- a retired solicitor, studied the assassination of President Kennedy. The main characters were President JFK, Jackie his wife, Governor Connelly and wife, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Lyndon Johnston, Jessie Currie the Dallas Chief of Police. Despite the Warren Commission set up by Lyndon B. Johnston and a later investigations queries continue to surround the death., however in Roy`s opinion, Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin and he acted alone.
Roy said whatever flaws JFK possessed he made the correct decision not to invade Cuba, he also promoted nuclear disarmament and sought world peace.
VOT David Bolton.
DUNF. ATHLETIC TRUST
24 Oct 2016
Duncan Simpson and Donald Adamson
The Heritage Trust is quite separate football Club and promotes the Club’s history, conducts tours for the public and safeguards the Club`s many trophies, records and mementos.
The Club constituted in 1885 used to play on the old “Town Green” (near Appin Crescent) with blue & maroon colours. In 1887, the first pavilion was opened, the first team photograph in 1901 and Celtic were the last opponents on that ground in 1903.
The largest crowd was in 1968 against West Bromwich Albion. - 27,816 (sources record 35,000).
“Why is the Pars?” - Duncan favoured it’s short for “paralytic.
VOT Douglas Ferguson