‘Peter Pan’ at Probus

Alex Bell took the chair in the absence of the president, and introduced Leslie Jardine to talk on ‘The Birthplace of Peter Pan.’

As the former depute CEO of Dumfries and Galloway Council, he was well acquainted with his subject.

Peter Pan, or the boy who never grew up, was the brainchild of author J. M. Barrie. Though from Kirriemuir, Barrie was schooled at Dumfries Academy and played with friends in the gardens of Moat Brae House next door. The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is now operating to fund the entire renovation of the house.

Joanna Lumley, who lives in the area, is a prominent member of the committee. This all stems from the fact that Barrie got the idea for his now world-famous character playing in these gardens.

Harry Williamson gave a vote of thanks.

The club is now in summer recess until Thursday, September 10.