Tribute to Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

1312063 SSHC fife folk museum 'new exhibits based around Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - at Fife Folk Museum, Ceres
1312063 SSHC fife folk museum 'new exhibits based around Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - at Fife Folk Museum, Ceres

AN insight into the history of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry is currently on display at the Fife Folk Museum in Ceres.

The exhibition, which runs until October 31, will prove popular for readers with links to the regiment.

This year the main feature at the Fife tourist attraction is the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry after a uniform was received from Rachel Peterkin, one of the original founding members of the museum.

Items from the museum itself will be on display, together with some very generously loaned by the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in Cupar. The musuem staff are indebted to Captain Preece and Sir John Gilmour for their keen interest in helping this year’s venture. Various uniforms, samples of helmets, drums, a soldier’s paybook, and many other items relating to the Yeomanry and its associated regiments through the years are on display.

To add sparkle to the opening day last Sunday a small detachment of the Yeomanry under Captain Preece, complete with Scimitar tank, were in attendance.

Also on display is a selection of work by the Cupar Quilters and the major exhibit in the extension concerns the history of flax growing and weaving in and around Ceres. Other exhibits include Cults lime works, with its model lay-out and a geological display of rocks and fossils. The museum will be open every day from 10.30am - 4.30pm until October 31. Visit the website www.fifefolkmuseum.org for more details.

A spokesperson said volunteers are looking forward to a busy season, welcoming visitors from all parts of the globe.