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Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

by Peggy Angus
oil on plywood, 1930s
24 in. x 20 in. (608 mm x 508 mm)
Purchased, 1990
NPG 6102

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M.E.N. Moody

21 June 2019, 17:08

Early 40s, my father's office was evacuated to Harrogate, G.P.O.. We moved to Leeds 8, where, at less than 5, I had my tonsil and adenoids removed. Our doctors were the Drs. MacKinnon. Mother made great play on telling us that Dr. Mrs. Dr. MacKinnon was the daughter of Ramsey MacDonald. She did well. Nearly 80 years on, it sticks!
Joan Margaret MacKinnon. 28.4.08 - 23.8.89.
FameChain gives all 6 children.


01 April 2018, 22:41

The caption makes reference to Alister Macdonald's two children playing on the floor but they are unnamed on the records. They are Jean and Bridget Macdonald. The latter is cited as being 27 years old when she was married in November 1952 so most likely born in 1925 or possibly 1924.

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