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Glenbuchat Heritage

152 Newe Transport
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152 Newe Transport

The following three pictures demonstrate transport used by the Forbes family who lived at Newe Castle. The pictures must date from the 1920’s – 1930’s.

I am grateful to George Hardie of House of Newe for permission to use the pictures.

The Top Picture is of the Newe Chauffeur who I am told is Jim Morrison of Kintore. Can anyone identify the car?

The Middle picture is of two Forbes Girls, Agnes and Jean and an unidentified friend.

The bottom picture is of a coach carrying the Forbes family and staff passes Newe Castle, visible in the background.

In the front near the camera is the estate manager; in the second row from nearest the camera is Sir Charles Forbes and then his wife Lady Forbes. In the third row are three ladies from the castle; finally in the back nearest the camera is the Newe Chauffeur, George, having a day off.

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Picture added on 05 November 2012 at 17:44
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The post card image is of tourists using the GNSR omnibus service from Ballater to Cockbridge pre 1914 - see the GNSR letters on the front of the cab.
The Bus Route Commenced 1 July 1907. Charabanc service, run as part of the inclusive rail/motor tours between Ballater and Strathdon until 1914. The whole route operated during the summer season only, usually July to September, but with some additional services during June and the early part of October.
Added by Ken Cruickshank on 06 November 2012
Further to my comment above, as the passengers have been identified as coming from Newe Castle, could this be an employer/staff day out on an Great North of Scoltalnd Railway charabanc?
Further details of GNSR bus routes at www.gnsra.org.uk/gnsra_busroutes.htm
Added by Ken Cruickshank on 07 November 2012
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