About Jane Glue — st magnus cathedral

About Jane Glue

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About Jane Glue
Jane and her twin sister Judith were born in Orkney in 1958. There parents Don and Ella Glue met during WW2 when Don's ship the HMS Rodney was based in Scapa Flow. Don was originally from Somerset but they decided to settle in Orkney after the war. They had four children, Gus, Donald and the twins. They set up in business at Wellpark Garden Centre, then the most northern garden centre in the UK. The business is now run by Don and Ella's two grand daughters. Jane and Judith had always had a keen interest in art and in 1976 Jane attended Grays school of Art, Aberdeen and Judith started her own business making leatherwork items.

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

I’ve always known about John Rae, there is a memorial in St Magnus Cathedral which shows the explorer lying down, his gun by his side, and I knew about Clestrain and that John Rae had lived there. But it was only after my mother, who after reading Ken McGoogan’s book on John Rae, Fatal Passage , had insisted on my sister and I taking her out to see the house of Clestrain that I became more interested in John Rae’s story............

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