Young Ramsay taken around 1875
A remarkable picture of a Stewart wedding in
the old Seatown part of Lossie. It is unusual as Annie Ramsay, -
Ramsay's mother is among the group although she was not a Stewart and
had no Stewart connection. It was actually a pre-wedding group when
they went around inviting the guests.
List of names of the people in the Stewart
Ramsay with daughter Ishbel at the Lossie
railway station along with Provost Cormack. (Ishbel is the daughter
that McKenzie King later named a mountain after.)
R.McD prime minister on a London street - he
did not possess a car.
PM at his desk
Ramsay with Albert Einstein. It was one of
many taken of Ramsay by the famous German photographer Erich Salomon. He
was Jewish with communist leanings and so not surprisingly ended his
days at Auswich concentration camp.
View of the Hillocks, the house in Lossie
Ramsay built for his mother, and where he stayed on his visits home.
His grand-daugther Iona Kielhorn lives there now. Ramsay is seen with
others on the porch. He had the house built with its rear to the street
and the front with its porch facing the bents and woods to the east.
Ramsay leaving to go to the palace to tender
his resignation as prime minister to King George V. According to Iona,
on this occasion the King refused to accept his resignation, and Ramsay
returned to No. ten Downing street to tell daughter Ishbel to
stop packing as they were not leaving yet. (this was during the
coalition government and the King told Ramsay he could not abide "that
man Baldwin" who would take over as PM once Ramsay stepped down. So
Ramsay had to continue for a while. By that time his health was
deteriorating. He died at sea en route South America in 1937.
A well known picture of Ramsay in the
parlour at the Hillocks house, with daughter Ishbel sitting on the chair
opposite. Iona Kielhorn has kept that room in almost identical
condition. We were there yesterday, and I was sitting in Ramsay's chair
as he is seen in the picture. Ramsay's study has been re-created with
its original furnishings, in the upstairs part of the Fishermen's Museum