Entries by Ian Williams

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“Pretty well churched today”

Recently, reading a local diary yet to be published, the writer makes an observation about his day of Sunday 2nd August 1874: “pretty well churched today”! In all the writer had attended five services that day, three in Banff, one in Macduff, and one in the open air in the Duff House Park.

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Free Frank

At 83 foot long and 21 feet in beam, the schooner “Baron Skene” was launched by John and William Geddie in Banff and sailed on her maiden voyage on 3rd May 1874. She got just about a mile!

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The “Baron Skene”

At 83 foot long and 21 feet in beam, the schooner “Baron Skene” was launched by John and William Geddie in Banff and sailed on her maiden voyage on 3rd May 1874. She got just about a mile!