View details for: Reference No. A/AAO/51/2/2
Reference No:A/AAO/51/2/2
Title:RECORDING Pt. 2 - MHG - A Walk In The Park
Extent:1 tape
Description: Recorded: 1.2.2005 Venue: Balbirnie Park , Markinch, FifeAttendees: Members of Markinch Heritage Group (MHG , Rae McKnight (Secretary), Simon Crutchley (Edinburgh Botanicals), Bill Robertson (former gardener Balbirnie), Elizabeth Coral, Mima Magna, Bruce & Christine Manson, Carolint Gordon, Neil Sutherland / Valda Hood-Chin, Major Alistair |Hood (Retired), Sandy Stewart, SIDE AKEY WORDS / TOPICS: continued from A/AAO/77/1/1Actuality of MHG 'among' the Rhododendrons / oldest Rhododendron ? / 'cut it down to find out' / sound effects of walking on gravel / stone path / talk about growing on cuttings / THE WALLED GARDEN: now just a large open space /one entrance for horse and cart / used to be divided into four sections / grow fruit trees all around the walls, plums, apples, greengage, pears, cherry, vine in big greenhouses / 'Balfours made their money with coal' / holes in the walls, used to put embers in the hollow walls / enough heat through the walls 'to keep the frost away' / greenhouse listed building? the big panes of glass didn't come in till 50s-60s / looking at the 'original' glass in the old greenhouse / actuality, birdsong chattering of the group / looking at the big white Rhododendron / training unit took away the old pieces of glass / general chatter. COMMENTS:A brief recording walking to the Walled Garden
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