WW1 display heralds mansion’s new season

Artie Trezise launches 'Artie's Tartan Tales' which he will be performing on WednesdayHill of Tarvit (Photo by Fife Photo Agency)
Artie Trezise launches 'Artie's Tartan Tales' which he will be performing on WednesdayHill of Tarvit (Photo by Fife Photo Agency)

Kitbags, medals and other military effects dating from the First World War have gone on show at the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit mansion near Cupar.

The items belonged to Hugh Sharp, who served in the British Army from 1915 to 1920, fighting in campaigns in France and Italy. He was the only son of Frederick Bower Sharp, for whom Hill of Tarvit was built in the early 20th century.

Captain Sharp served with distinction and received a number of honours including the Military Cross and Bar, the WWI War Medal and the Croix de Guerre, all of which are now on display for visitors until November 1.

Property manager Kim Malherbe said: “This is a fascinating insight into a lesser known part of the Sharp family’s story.

“To see their only son go off to war at such a young age must have been terrifying.”

Meanwhile, the property is running a series of family-friendly events in the run- up to Halloween and Christmas, including an interactive storytelling session with former Singing Kettle star Artie Tresize this Wednesday, October 22, a spooky tour on October 31 and a Murder Mystery for kids on November 1.