Kettle turns clock back 100 years

Among the visitors were pupils from Kettle Primary School, who are pictured with, from left, exhibition organisers Dennis McInnes and Douglas Richardson and helper Bob Rae. Photo: Dave Scott.
Among the visitors were pupils from Kettle Primary School, who are pictured with, from left, exhibition organisers Dennis McInnes and Douglas Richardson and helper Bob Rae. Photo: Dave Scott.
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A fascinating exhibition looking at local soldiers’ involvement in the First World War was provided in Kettle Memorial Hall last weekend.

Organised by members of Kettle Historic Society, the well-researched exhibition featured maps, newspapers, medals and books among its many displays.

There were also copies of war service records and photos of many memorials. A number of photos showed soldiers at Annsmuir camp at Ladybank, together with bottles recovered from the old site.

Also attracting much interest were photos of soldiers packing the platforms at Ladybank station.

Other articles on show included a soldiers’ memorial fund collection box, miners’ medals from 1914-18, details of the unveiling of Cults War Memorial by Lord Cochrane of Cults and an original Bible issued to soldiers.

It is believed some 37 local men were killed in the Great War.

Among the visitors were pupils from Kettle Primary School.