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  • MURDOCH MIDDLETON - (22 KB - MS Word)
    There were other horticulturalists from this area who went south in the 18th century but none so highly profiled as Francis Masson...
  • THEY WENT FORTH TO WAR - (39 KB - MS Word)
    As this year marks the centenary of the start of World War I, I thought we should spend some time discussing how the war had an effect on the village. This article was written maybe twenty years ago, for what reason I cannot now remember...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE - (25 KB - MS Word)
    At the time of King Edward VII's death in May 1910, the Snowie family were a happy and contented unit. ... but come 4th August 1914 and life changed for the whole world...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 2 - (165 KB - MS Word)
    Kemnay is one of the few communities which has two memorials commemorating those who gave their all during World War I. One standing at the foot of Station Road looking up the Monymusk Road, the other in Kemnay Primary School which has photographs of all but one of those commemorated...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 3 - (315 KB - MS Word)
    The above article appeared in the Evening Express of Monday January 17 1916 and depicts Lewis Findlater and five of his sons who were fighting at the front...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 4 - (176 KB - MS Word)
    The Durno family had farmed at Leschangie since the mid 19th century, but all this changed when Alexander Durno died on 20th October 1913 aged 55 years...

  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 5 - (55 KB - MS Word)
    These days, the name Francis R. Gregson will mean nothing to all but a few of the more senior folk in the community. A soldier by profession, Major Gregson served in the expedition to the Soudan in 1884, in the Nile expedition in 1884-5, the campaign in the Soudan in 1898...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 6 - (135 KB - MS Word)
    The above picture depicts a group of soldiers at Kemnay Station on their way to serve at the front. One hundred years on it is difficult to identify individual men in the picture...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 7 - (558 KB - MS Word)
    When one thinks about War Cemeteries the picture which is usually conjured up is of row upon row of memorials in a vast burial ground. But all war cemeteries are not so extensive...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 8 - (3.12MB - MS Word)
    Many images of WW1 show men in the trenches which were so important a part of that war. In fact they were home to hundreds of thousands of men throughout the conflict...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 9 - (53 KB - MS Word)
    In 1901 James Scott, then aged 13 years and attending Kemnay School, was staying in Victoria Cottage (the third house from the school on Victoria Terrace) in the household of his uncle...
  • WAR AND THE VILLAGE 10 - (238 KB - MS Word)
    Robert Anderson Ewen was a tailor to trade and lived with his wife Isabella and their family; Robina, Albert, James, Barbara and Mary, in Kirkville (the first house on Victoria Terrace from the school end)...

 

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