This morning, a large group of us, including the many dog walkers of Magdalen Green and their dogs, gathered on the green for a short ceremony to mark the planting of a new tree on the green in memory of Sandy Emslie and his dog Kim, who both passed away in April of last year.
Sandy lived in Union Place for many years and spent his entire career with the Post Office, beginning as a telegram boy at the age of 15. Awarded the Imperial Medal for his dedication, he retired in the mid-1980s and remained an active member of Hillcrest Bowling Club.
Sandy and Kim were very well kent figures on the green over many years and it was fitting that some many local folk were present today to remember them. Some photos below: