Balfour family

FK Balfour
Reception at ~Dirnanean after opening of the new telephone exchange
FK Balfour receives first phone call from the new automated telephone exchange in Kirkmichael, May 1970.
Mr and Mrs Balfour
Balfour - often out and about on the estate
Balfour - he seemed to enjoy his vehicles!
Lilly Balfour and brother Macmillan, Kirkmichael Games 1928'
A younger Frank & Katherine Balfour
Frank &n Katherines Balfours Wedding Day 15 dec1932
Frank & Katherine on a winters stroll
Frank & Katherine Grave stone at Kindrogan burial ground
Just back off honeymoon February 1933 at the door of Dirnanean
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 22/01/2016.

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  • The pipers are in fact brother and sister Lily and Hugh McMillan from Kirkmichael Stores, no Balfour connection.
    Traditional haystacks were actually built with loose hay and nothing else. Oat sheaves (or corn as it was always called) were built into corn stacks which were smaller, built on raised bases to keep out rodents (Rarely successful!) and were always thatched or thyked as it was called to keep out rain. They looked completely different and were hard to confuse. FKB’s experimental dryer was for hay.

    The picture of the pipers came from Dirnanean Mrs Balfour had written Lily Balfour on the back?

    By Johnny Milne (31/05/2022)
  • He was FK Balfour – Frances – not JK.

    The top photo shows FK as he was often called in front of his new and then-fashionable oat-sheaf drier which replaced traditional ‘haystacks’ – always a confusing idea ‘cos ‘haystacks’ contained oats [or occasionally barley] for flour and not hay [an animal food].

    By anon (05/03/2018)

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