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20110730- The People's Bible. 'Anna Geddes is given instructions from Gordon Cooney on how the system works. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",

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NO FEWER than 142 people turned out on Saturday near the Ball House to write a verse in ‘The People’s Bible’, a hand-written edition of the Bible which is going on-line.

Local co-ordinator Peter Stevens told us that the Montrose contributors each wrote two verses from the Old Testament Section of The King James Bible, using eight writing desks.

He continued: “We started in Joshua Chapter 15, finished this book (Chapter 23), and stopped in Chapter Three of the next book, Judges.

“Everyone on e-mail got a rapid reply listing their verses. Some received their handwritten version, but most of us are still waiting for this. You can buy a certificate containing your written verses.”

Other Angus towns were represented and there were also visitors from England and from other parts of Scotland.

Mr Steven added: “Our results compared well with those from St Andrews, the previous town visited.”

The project was launched on June 19 at Edinburgh Castle, the date James VI of Scotland was born there in 1566.

It records the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible or Authorised Version, which uses many phrases which have passed into everyday life, which many of us use without realising the source.

Montrose was the only Angus town to take part in the People’s Bible event.