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Alison Sutherland Graeme
Long time friend of the Italian chapel and the Chioccetti family
Alison Sutherland Graeme's father, Patrick, owned Lambholm Island, on which the camp for Italian prisoners-of-war was built. After the war, when the chapel's condition started to deteriorate, a Preservation Committee was formed with Patrick Sutherland Graeme as president and Alison Sutherland Graeme as secretary. When her father died, Alison took over as President. The committee managed to contact Domenico Chiocchetti, the original artist, and invited him to return to restore the paintwork.
In Fond Memory of
Mrs Gillian Beamer
Torridon Post Bus Driver, Postie, Friend.
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Gill Beamer moved to Torridon in 1976. She drove the post bus for twenty years prior to her retirement on 31 Jan 2009.
Alice Maconochie, came to Inverewe as the NTSâ€™ Representative in 1963, accompanied by her mother, Lady Maconochie. They lived in Inverewe House and were known to be very hospitable, welcoming visitors and children from the local schools. It was â€˜Miss Maconochieâ€™ who hosted the Queen Mother when she visited Inverewe, arriving from the Royal Yacht Britannia on 17 May 1968, staying for lunch and a walk around the Garden. (Photo attached).
On 6 December 1866, 18 year old Harriet Moncrieffe married Sir Charles Mordaunt, at St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church in Perth. Less than three years later her husband brought divorce proceedings against her on the grounds of adultery. However her family claimed that she was suffering from insanity triggered by the birth of her daughter, Violet.
The divorce case Mordaunt v Mordaunt, Cole and Johnstone caused a scandal. Lady Mordaunt was deemed insane, and therefore her husband's divorce petition failed. She spent the rest of her life in various private asylums.