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  • MORE FROM "GLEANINGS" - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Another quotation submitted in the small booklet entitled "Gleanings" was by Emerson: "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for what I have not seen". This was submitted by Rev. G. Abel, Udny. ... 
  • GLEANINGS - (26 KB - MS Word)
    There recently came to hand a small booklet simply entitled "Gleanings". It was published by the United Free Church Kemnay and is dated 10th July 1909. ... 
  • BOHAN - (562 KB - MS Word)
    The above picture is based on a colour transparency taken by Paul Bohan around the mid 1970s. It shows the village more as we know it today – the houses in Wood Gardens were erected around 1966 and Fraser Place was widened at the same time along with the lane along... 
  • KEMNAY 1960s - (198 KB - MS Word)
    One of the biggest changes in the post-war village was the growth of local authority housing. In the period since the picture in last month's article was taken, the housing on Cairn Road had been completed by 1953 along with the two blocks on Fraser Place. ... 
  • 1950s POSTCARD - (291 KB - MS Word)
    This postcard, dating from around 1950, lacks in fine detail but closer inspection brings out several changes from the earlier images. The hardwood trees round the manse still stand proud and in their glory. They were eventually felled during the 1960s. To the right of the trees... 
  • KEMNAY AND QUARRIES 1930s - (442 KB - MS Word)
    This month's picture moves forward to the early 1930s and with the wider landscape much of the details of the earlier picture are lost. To the right of Bennachie can be seen the denuded woods of Fetternear – cleared during the First World War and not fully planted. ... 

  • ANDREW PETRIE & SONS - (136 KB - MS Word)
    Andrew Petrie retired around 1905 and the business was carried on by three of his sons.  Samuel Petrie, 'Buster's' father died suddenly in January 1927 and this virtually closed the business... 
  • VILLAGE CENTRE - (86 KB - MS Word)
    This picture was taken from near the bridge over the railway looking up High Street in the early 1960s.  The white coated figure standing on the pavement to the left is Bob Yeats...
  • KEMNAY AND THE QUARRIES - (86 KB - MS Word)
    This month's picture moves forward to the early 1930s...
  • JEANNIE CORMACK - (152 KB - MS Word)
    The photograph was taken some three years after the one featured in April's newsletter and shows the changes that can happen in a short space of time... 
  • VIEW UP THE HIGH STREET - (91 KB - MS Word)
    This month's photo dates from between mid 1929 and the end of 1934.  One may ask how the picture can be dated so precisely.  In May 1929 the historic decision was taken for the United Free Church of Scotland and the Established Church of Scotland to unite...
  • KEMNAY FROM KIRKIE'S PARK - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Following on from last month's article, the group of buildings in the left mid ground comprise the Manse with the steading in front.  To the front of the steading is a small cottage which was erected to house the minister's man, William Emslie, who died there in April 1906 aged 36 years. 

 

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