Heritage Society to host exhibition

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The Buchanhaven Heritage Society are to getting ready to host their latest exhibition this Saturday.

This time, their friends from the Buchan Heritage Society will provide an exhibition on the old farming communities, coupled with an informative talk by Sandy May.

In the area there were strong links to farming and the sea within various families and this display will provide a further context to the heritage of the area and surrounding district.

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society are also working closely with a former BBC staff member who has developed a new website for compiling and saving personal family history: www.mystory-apieceofhistory.co.uk.

Rehannah Mian, who created the site, recently sent some old film footage of Peterhead on DVD with clearance from the BBC to show this at a future exhibition.

The initial footage relates to the red granite the area is renowned for and is led by Sir David Attenborough, dated 1953.

Alex Geddes, chair of the Buchanhaven Heritage Society, said: “We are delighted to host our friends from the Buchan Heritage Society to the area and their display will no doubt be a talking point for many in the area.

“It has always been recognised that for the centre to become a success we need to cater for all tastes and the feedback from our many visitors seems to support this as there are never two events the same.

“The informative talk from Mr May is most welcome, often a display can be brought to life with someone for a passion on their subject and we look forward to sharing experiences.”

“Our recent work with the BBC has also led to some exciting ventures and we look forward to sharing what has been uncovered with our visitors at a general exhibition soon.”

The exhibition will be held at the Buchanhaven Community Centre from 10am to 4pm and if anyone is interested in hearing about life in the farming communities, a talk by Mr May will take place from 2pm.

Tea and coffee as well as a fine peece will be available, along with a friendly welcome from all involved.