Monday, 6 August 2012

Peel's Progress

Aikenway in 1949
Another picture of the house in 1948

The same picture now with the scaffolding up

Farmhands in 1949

Prize Pigs on Aikenway Farm in 1949

The structurally unsound porch was removed and the window is being fitted.

The window in and it is ready for Harling (lime plastering)

Casting the concrete floors - the builders worked so hard moving all that concrete in one day!

The interior walls now being installed.

An old registered letter found under the floorboards dated 1935 - celebrating King George V Silver Jubilee.

Massed Pipe band at the Aberlour Highland Games last Saturday. What a fantastic sound - beats a single Piper any day!

Look at the small boy Mascot amongst the Pipers.

Some views of the River Spey - this one just below us - a prime fishing spot with Champagne luncheons and Trout fishing till late in the evening.

Spey taken from a suspended bridge

Spey at Aberlour 3 miles away

Ballindalloch Castle about 9 miles away.

Gordonstoun School where Princes Philip and Charles and Zara Phillips went to school - just north of Elgin in the country about 18 miles away.

Distilleries abound here - this is William Grant in Rothes just over the river.