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  • Blackhall - A PASSIONATE AFFAIR Part 1 - (22 KB - MS Word)
    This month I thought we might take a little diversion from studying the old properties on the Terrace and take a little peek into the Kirk Session records of the past...
  • Blackhall - AN ONGOING SAGA Part 2 - (22 KB - MS Word)
    This month I thought we might take a little diversion from studying the old properties on the Terrace and take a little peek into the Kirk Session records of the past...
  • ROOTS - (23 KB - MS Word)
    Recently, Bill Summersgill and his wife Midge, from Vancouver in British Columbia visited the area in search of their roots...
  • THE SMIDDY - (170 KB - MS Word)
    Since time immemorial the blacksmith has been an integral part of every rural community in the land and he has been celebrated in poem and song...
  • FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS - (47 KB - MS Word)
    When John Burnett was carrying out alterations and extensions to Kemnay house in the 1830s, he used stone from quarries at Whitestones, which had been operating for several decades...
  • SEEDS TO SOW - (22 KB - MS Word)
    Now that spring is well and truly here, the thoughts of many turn to that age old hobby of gardening.
  • PANANICH - (22 KB - MS Word)
    Deeside Spring water has been featuring recently due to confirmation of its curative powers.  These waters originate from springs on the south side of the river Dee a mile or two from Ballater...

  • THE EVERGREENS - (22 KB - MS Word)
    The next lease was granted in 1896 to George Proctor, who was staying at Gowanbank, for an annual rental of £4.  Like several other of the building leases in the Burnett Archive, this is the only document relating to this lease...
  • FINZEAN VILLA - (22 KB - MS Word)
    For several years Tillywater was the last building on the north of Victoria Terrace.  Beyond that lay the Manse and the church with the smiddy and the joiner's workshop sitting one on either side of the road beside the church along with their respective dwellings...
  • THE MANSE - (22 KB - MS Word)
    At least since the time of the Reformation in 1560, it was the duty of every parish to provide accommodation for the minister.  This burden usually fell on the heritor of the parish as, more often than not, the church building also belonged to him...
  • THE FIRS/WINDLESTRALEE - (23 KB - MS Word)
    William Alexander Panton, a chemist, who stayed for some time in Blythewood but was staying in Woodbine Cottage, now Berriedale on the High Street, when he was granted a building lease in October 1896 to the east of that given to George... Proctor...
  • MORE SEEDS TO SOW- (22 KB - MS Word)
    By 1772 George Burnett of Kemnay was buying seeds from Gordon and Dermer, Seedsmen, 25 Fenchurch Street, London. His seed order in February of that year consisted of...
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