Back: This watercolour of Carsphairn (Circa 1955) was painted by H.C. Morley. It was commissioned by Mrs Ida Hay Buchanan as a gift to her some Kenneth who was residing in Southern Rhodesia. Presented to the Carsphairn Heritage Centre by Joan and Kenneth Buchanan in memory of his mother IDA HAY BUCHANAN (born Macmillan) who was born in Carsphairn in 1885, educated at Carsphairn School and was appointed Head Teacher in 1943. She retired in 1950 and lived in Carsphairn until 1968. She died in Ayr in 1970.
Legend has it that there are gold coins in the Green Well of Scotland. They were deposited by a Dr Dodds whenhe was apprehended by Customs and Excise Officer who were interested in his work in converting local gold into coins for the West Indies.
Some of the people identified by Mrs Belford in 1972 when she was 100 years old.
In front of pump, Mr and Mrs Reid.
Beside pump, Barbara or Anne McKay.
In centre holding child, Anne Drummond (maiden name).
Right foreground, Mr Hooper(?) - Blacksmith
Outside hotel, Miss McRobert.
In group of 3 on left hand side, Davy McMichael.
Main Street, Carsphairn taken from the West showing Sheep down street, 2 copies
Card 1 -
Postmark Kirkcudbrightshire SP 24
To Miss M Callander, High Street, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.
Card 2 -
Postmark Carsphairn 25.8.1908
To Mrs A.B. Cape, Bonnygate Manse, Cupar, Fife
Transcript '25th Aug 1908. We intend leaving here tomorrow (Wed) and expect to arrive at Cupar with the 5.50 pm from Edinburgh. With love. Yours A.B.C.'
Card 3 -
Card 4 -
Postmark Dalry 11.7.1908
To Miss Murray, Knocksheen, By Dalry, Galloway
Transcript: 'Arrived home alright about 8 o'clock. Still very warm today. You will get your hay all up. Hope you are all well. With kind regards to you all. Yours J. McM.'
View of Main Street, Carsphairn taken from the East showing The Salutation Hotel
To Mrs Blythe, Kenilworth & Mastyn Hotel, Wilmington Square, Eastbourne, Sussex
Transcript 'B/P 6/5/1965 Thanks for card just received. It's pouring rain at present and very cold. Yesterday was lovely and I had a turn round the churchyard where the daffodils are a picture now. Mrs Belford is celebrating her 92nd birthday today. She has heaps of cards, flowers, sweets, eggs and fruit. Wonderful old lady. The Guild go to Eastwoodhill on Monday for our annual visit to the old folks. Hope I feel more like it than I do today -not feeling too good. My love to you both, and all at Shiel Rig. Kate.
Dalmellington , Main Street showing garage children and people.
Dalmellington postmark 31.11.10 (George V stamp)
Transcript: 'To Master R. Wilson, The Schoolhouse, Carsphairn
'31/10/10 I got down all right but was soaked. I got no rain till I was in the glen and I had to walk the whole glen. The school got a half holiday yesterday and today, but I wish it had been in for I am wearying as I am just myself. Mrs McCulloch is in shop. Hope you are all well. B.W. '