Hi Mr Marshall - i am graduate student in History working on the story of William McM Murdoch, for whom your prize was named.
I wonder if you could tell me, were you told much about Mr Murdoch's life and death at the time you won the prize? Was it common knowledge in Dalbeattie? What did you make of the flap over his portrayal in the 1997 movie Titanic? Thank you Richard Willing firstname.lastname@example.org