Rossdhu House

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Rossdhu House in Luss, near Loch Lomond, was the home of Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Bart of Luss, and Lady Colquhoun. There was a disastrous fire there in April 1912, and there are lots of articles about this in the British Newspaper Archive. At that time (1912) Sir Iain was serving in the Scots Guards […]

Alice Hillier 1888-1978

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Recently I was lucky enough to be given a beautiful old WW1 era autograph book. Sadly we had no knowledge of its original owner, and her signature, written in pencil, was faded and unclear. Deciphering her name and identity proved to be a fascinati8ng challenge. Eventually I revealed that the book belonged to Alice Hillier, […]