SPW040487 SCOTLAND (1932). Stonehaven, general view, showing Dunnottar Avenue and Stonehave Harbour. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-east.

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Pennawd [SPW040487] Stonehaven, general view, showing Dunnottar Avenue and Stonehave Harbour. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-east.
Cyfeirnod SPW040487
Dyddiad 1932
Dolen Canmore Collection item 1257523
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Plwyf FETTERESSO
Ardal KINCARDINE AND DEESIDE
Gwlad SCOTLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 387450, 785560
Hydred / Lledred -2.206397443347, 56.961267009994
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol NO875856

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William Topaz McGonagall immortalised in verse 'The Famous Tay Whale' which was beached here in 1884. The skeleton of this humpback whale is now in The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:25:41 PM
http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/gems/the-famous-tay-whale



The Famous Tay Whale



’TWAS in the month of December, and in the year 1883,

That a monster whale came to Dundee,

Resolved for a few days to sport and play,

And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay.



So the monster whale did sport and play

Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay,

Until he was seen by some men one day,

And they resolved to catch him without delay.



When it came to be known a whale was seen in the Tay,

Some men began to talk and to say,

We must try and catch this monster of a whale,

So come on, brave boys, and never say fail.



Then the people together in crowds did run,

Resolved to capture the whale and to have some fun!

So small boats were launched on the silvery Tay,

While the monster of the deep did sport and play.



Oh! it was a most fearful and beautiful sight,

To see it lashing the water with its tail all its might,

And making the water ascend like a shower of hail,

With one lash of its ugly and mighty tail.



Then the water did descend on the men in the boats,

Which wet their trousers and also their coats;

But it only made them the more determined to catch the whale,

But the whale shook at them his tail.



Then the whale began to puff and to blow,

While the men and the boats after him did go,

Armed well with harpoons for the fray,

Which they fired at him without dismay.



And they laughed and grinned just like wild baboons,

While they fired at him their sharp harpoons:

But when struck with,the harpoons he dived below,

Which filled his pursuers’ hearts with woe.



Because they guessed they had lost a prize,

Which caused the tears to well up in their eyes;

And in that their anticipations were only right,

Because he sped on to Stonehaven with all his might:



And was first seen by the crew of a Gourdon fishing boat

Which they thought was a big coble upturned afloat;

But when they drew near they saw it was a whale,

So they resolved to tow it ashore without fail.



So they got a rope from each boat tied round his tail,

And landed their burden at Stonehaven without fail;

And when the people saw it their voices they did raise,

Declaring that the brave fishermen deserved great praise.



And my opinion is that God sent the whale in time of need,

No matter what other people may think or what is their creed;

I know fishermen in general are often very poor,

And God in His goodness sent it drive poverty from their door.



So Mr John Wood has bought it for two hundred and twenty-six pound,

And has brought it to Dundee all safe and all sound;

Which measures 40 feet in length from the snout to the tail,

So I advise the people far and near to see it without fail.



Then hurrah! for the mighty monster whale,

Which has got 17 feet 4 inches from tip to tip of a tail!

Which can be seen for a sixpence or a shilling,

That is to say, if the people all are willing.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:28:19 PM
Early 20th century flax spinning mill.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:14:44 PM

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:14:03 PM
Net factory. Continued to make nets even after fishing collapsed.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:13:34 PM
There are 10 springs on Bervie Braes which fed the old town.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:12:15 PM
Bervie Braes. It had a landslide in 2010 and is now closed.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:11:38 PM
Dam, powered Napier's Meal Mill. Used to be swans here. 3 bungalows here now.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:10:21 PM
Sticky Burnett toy factory.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:06:41 PM
Jack's buildings.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:06:03 PM
George Main fish sheds.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:05:32 PM
Green lady's house (ghost!), demolished 1950.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:04:41 PM
Napier's meal mill.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:03:34 PM
This is now the BP petrol station.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:02:43 PM
This is the Mill Inn.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:02:00 PM
St. Bridget's Hall.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:01:29 PM
St Mary's Church.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:01:00 PM
South Church.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:00:31 PM
St. James Church.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 12:00:03 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

The comments on this picture were collected from the local community by members of the 1st Stonehaven Cowie Airscouts at their Community Heritage Day on 24/11/13.

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Monday 6th of January 2014 11:59:14 AM