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Holm West School Mowat Medal
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Holm West School Mowat Medal

Holm West School, 1954/5
Mowat medal
Picture added on 08 September 2013 at 19:09
What is its story?
Added by Marlene Mainland on 17 September 2013
This was the Dux medal awarded each year for Holm West Public School
Added by Ian Garriock on 26 October 2013
I received this medal in the sixties. I have been investigating its history. The only Mowat I can find of significance is a man who was headmaster of the first parochial school in Holm. He came from Caithness. I found this in the Graemeshall documents. He was in post for three years but was ousted as he didn't get on with the minister if I remember correctly.
Added by Sheena Leith on 12 October 2014
It resembles the former Orkney and Zetland Association dux medal, but the longship is missing eight oars each side. Obviously a skeleton crew. Nice thing to have though, in these days of 'all shall have prizes' (or none).
Anonymous comment added on 21 October 2014
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