Carol service and book success for heritage society

Elizabeth Milne presents the first book to Kevin Massie.
Elizabeth Milne presents the first book to Kevin Massie.
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Buchanhaven Heritage Society hosted its annual carol service at the week3end at the Buchanhaven Community Centre and was delighted with the large turnout on the night.

Led by the band of the Salvation Army the community once again came together to celebrate the Christmas period as it should and the feedback from those who attended clearly showed that next years service needs to be included in events for 2014 with requests for tickets already being made.

Following the service guests were provided with tea/coffee and a range of mince and apples pies, kindly donated by Morrisons supermarket and this allowed for some new faces to the centre to be welcomed by society members.

Society chair, Alex Geddes, said “ This event is always a special one for me as it rounds up the events for the year and brings friends and neighbours together at this special time of year.

“We are already at the planning stage for 2014 and early indications are favourable due to the Year of the Homecoming and commemoration of WWI and what that means to the village. I am confident that 2014 will be an extra special year for the society and the wider community it serves.”

Meanwhile, the society was pleased with the large turnout ready to purchase the first copy of a book on the village of Buchanhaven.

As the doors opened at 12noon on Saturday there was already a queue waiting to purchase the book and this coupled with pre-orders from abroad meant the books were soon flying out the door.

A small amount of the limited edition books were left at the end of the day, but calls are already coming in so it is expected they will all be gone before the end of the year.

The society was delighted with the response and the money raised will go towards Volume II being printed in 2014.

Society vice-chair, Elizabeth Milne, said: “We only ordered 100 as a limited edition, however the feedback gives us the confidence now to move towards volume two in a larger scale and the fact so many went abroad demonstrates the wide appeal of the former fishing village.”