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Audrey Mitchell - an Appreciation
There will have been many in the Borders who were saddened by the recent death of Audrey Mitchell.
She touched the lives of people through her work as an occupational therapist, but a far greater number will have read her books on local history.
Her pocket companion to Kelso was sent to ex-Kelsonians around the globe and one of her regrets was that she hadn't the time left to finish her biography of King David I.
She had a delightful voice with its Irish lilt that never left her and was a fine lecturer. She was always so willing to share her encyclopaedic knowledge of local history and had inquiries from all round the world.
She was active in the Borders Family History Society and a founder member of the Friends of Kelso Museum, being elected to its committee at the first meeting 20 years ago. She became secretary and then Chairman in 1994-96.
She deeply regretted the closure of the museum in Turret House and never wavered in her support for the Friends.
Our thoughts go with her husband Denys and daughter Marie.
Audrey Mitchell - an Appreciation, Scotland