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News & Events | Memory Box Goes National

Our Memory Boxes project, spearheaded by Kenny Mclachlan of the Heritage Trust in co-operation with FES Ltd and The Pars Foundation, and sponsored by Co-op Funeralcare, has been a tremendous success.

So well has it been received that the concept is to be made available at local Co-op branches throughout the UK, and the new "national" design is shown here.

Memory Boxes are filled with items from the area`s social history and taken to care homes and day centres, to help those with dementia and related conditions.

Residents get to touch and hold the contents, which stimulates conversation and recollections from times past.

Some very special moments have been achieved locally and it is hoped this will be replicated nationally.



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David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)

David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)On 16 September 1918 Corporal David Hunter and the six men of his HLI platoon began a desperate struggle for survival near the village of Moeuvres in Picardie, France. Exactly one hundred years later, on 16 September 2018, the Heritage Trust and DAFC, along with the people of Fife and of Moeuvres, came together at East End Park to commemorate the achievements of “The Seven Heroes of Moeuvres” which led to Corporal Hunter being awarded the Victoria Cross and the other members of his platoon the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

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Record Breakers

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Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018

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