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Watson Street, Banchory
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Watson Street, Banchory

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Watson Street, Banchory
Historic Photographs
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Watson Street, Banchory
A postcard of Watson Street, Banchory. Named after John Watson who was the second feuar of Banchory in 1807. He purchased the ground for 3 shillings per acre. Watson founded the Town Council to which all villagers were eligible to join. The entrance fee was two shillings and sixpence with an annual renewal of one shilling. It reconstituted itself in 1888 as the John Watson Guild after Banchory became a Police Burgh in 1885. The Guild supported the needy and is still in existence. Watson Street was previously called Bath Street.
Banchory
Villages
P10_07
Aberdeen Local Studies
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