In May 2019 our Society hosted a surprise birthday party for our much loved, oldest member, Ruth Davern, who was turning 90. Friends and family converged on the old schoolhouse to wish her all the best for the future and to celebrate her long association with the Broadford Historical Society and the town she has lived in all her life.
Ruth is always our first human resource when we are conducting family history research. Her remarkable memory and her willingness to share her knowledge is very much appreciated by everybody, and especially the 'Wednesday regulars' at the schoolhouse.
Ruth is perhaps best remembered for the book she wrote, with our assistance, entitled "When Broadford Was Young And So Was I". She has generously donated the profits from the book to the Historical Society. We have sold our 2 print-runs and unfortunately it is no longer available for purchase. You can find out more about the book below under the heading "Book Launch 15th December 2015".