Entries by Ian Williams

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U-26

It’s 30th June 1940. Captain Heinz Scheringer had taken his vessel out to the southwest of Ireland, looking for cargo vessels to torpedo.

Muckle Spate

In August 1829 the worst floods known around Banff occured; could have been much worse if it wasn’t for the Craigs of Alvah and the Duff House estate wall.

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Duff House garden Vinery

The Vinery – the large glasshouse – that is seen by everyone coming into Banff, used to be part of the Duff House estate. A Diary, by an estate gardener John Donaldson, amongst lots of other interesting references, provides the information that the Vinery was built in 1873.