Local history is a passion for Tommy Murray of Trim. He recalls his father’s involvement in the Army Pipe Band, his own days growing up in Trim, and long summer days swimming in the Boyne. He describes the frugal lives people lived during the war years and the rationing which existed then. He contributes some fascinating anecdotes about the interesting characters of the hawkers who visited Trim, the sporting pastimes, local Easter customs, place names, and great footballing years for county Meath between 1949 and 1954. Among his many publications is a book entitled Stella’s Cottage which visits the home of Dean Swift’s dear companion and explores Swift’s links with Trim. He describes his own work at Spicer’s Bakery which ended with Tommy’s early return to education. His knowledge on local street-names, religious practices and entertainments are also recorded.