Oldyards And The Moirs - a Memory of Auchmacoy.

I moved into Oldyards on the estate fresh from Leeds, totally unprepared for a life up there, but it was the best time of my life. I got to know the estate pretty well and was interested, Captain Buchan was a mine of information. Barbara Playdon (secretary), became a good friend, lots of special memories! Was always in awe of Bill Bruce (factor), but what a fine example of a scottish male he was! Loved Logie Buchan and the little church, remember Captain B telling me how he bought it for £5, and good on him because it's a very special chapel. I also used to walk to the mausoleum where the family were stored, a magical place, the surroundings were such that it is the kind of place we all would like to rest in. I saw the key to get in, it was a massive old iron thing, amazing... Also remember lots of the estate workers, most of them became my friends, such lovely earthy people. I did truly love Auchmacoy, after Oldyards I moved to Piggersbog, another lovely house. Whilst living on the estate I worked for the Moirs in Ellon, the builders yard and the pet shop, which was run by Margaret Moir 'the monkey wifey', quite famous locally (I even got a call from the airport one day asking if we could take a penguin who had lost his shipping address!) Margaret was also featured in a few publications for her work rescuing monkeys. Such wonderful people, and to my mind it's God's own country. Lynne

A memory shared by Lynne Bell on May 25th, 2013. Send Lynne Bell a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Be the first to comment on this Memory! Starting a conversation is a great way to share, and get involved! Why not give some feedback on this Memory, add your own recollections, or ask questions below.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.