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  • FROM THE CRADLE TO THE COFFIN - (21 KB - MS Word)
    The Kirk Session record at Kemnay for 18 th December 1859 states that Charles Leys was paid 15/6 (77p) for partitioning...
  • AN ENTERPRISING MOVER - (20 KB - MS Word)
    You may remember that in an earlier article in this series Andrew Petrie applied for a hotel licence on his feu across the railway line...
  • A SKEELY CHAP - (23 KB - MS Word)
    In this modern era of advanced technology and the ever present health and safety regulations to adhere to, we can scarcely realise the trials and tribulations our forefathers had to bear in their efforts to develop machinery that would enable them to extract granite from the earth...
  • OBITUARY MR ANDREW PETRIE, BANKER, KEMNAY - (23 KB - MS Word)
    Mr Andrew Petrie, banker and retired merchant, Kemnay, died at Kemnay on Saturday morning.  He had been in failing health for some years.  The immediate cause of death was paralysis and complications...
  • NEWS FROM THE PEWS - (6 KB - RTF)
    Men thought about Sabbath as they followed the plough in our caller air, and braced themselves for an effort at the giving out of the text.  The hearer had his snuff and selected his attitude, and from that moment to the close he never moved nor took his eyes off the preacher...

  • PARADISE - (21 KB - MS Word)
    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, paradise is the ultimate abode of the just or 2. a place or state of complete happiness.  Ask any Monymusk old timer what their idea of Paradise is and the questioner would no doubt receive a description...
  • BLETHERY WELL - (624 KB - MS Word)
    When houses began to be built in the village from the 1860s onwards, some were fortunate enough to procure a water supply within the site but others were not so fortunate...
  • MORE REMINISCENCES - (27 KB - MS Word)
    The writer of the article from Kemnay Bazaar Book entitled 'Recollections of Kemnay fifty years ago' which appeared in last month's newsletter was William Cadenhead who was born near the Poynernook in Aberdeen in 1819...
  • GLIMPSES FROM THE PAST - (21 KB - MS Word)
    On 24th October 1894 the Kirk Session of Kemnay Parish Church resolved to raise money to provide funding to augment the stipend of the minister...
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