Month: April 2021

1891 Award

Can anyone provide some background information to this medal/award? I was going through my recently deceased father’s effects and came across this award given to A.C. Murdoch in 1891, B Company 3rd LRV by Anderson Turner Esq. My great grandfather was Alexander Murdoch and we do not understand what the “C” in his name stands for as far as we know he only had one christian name and that is Alexander. Alexander Murdoch emigrated to Boksburg South Africa in 1904. My guess is that the award was won in a shooting competition, but I would like to find out more about it.

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The Glasgow School of Confectionery and Sweet-making


The Glasgow School of Confectionery & Sweetmaking was based at 28 Regent Park Square (then numbered 34) from 1908, and run by the Clark sisters, Gertrude and Julia.

The school offered “practical classes in all branches of confectionery, sweet-making, and cookery” and “country classes and correspondence lessons by arrangement”.

Gertrude published a book, All about Sweet-Making, in 1909, yours for 2/6 net (12.5 pence), and I believe one lucky Strathbungo resident has discovered a second hand copy.

If you fancy a go, download her book (pdf), and try her recipes. Thanks to the Scottish Recipes website for the copy.

Image of All about Sweet-making, Gertrude Clark, 1909 – from a Turkish bookseller

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