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Old photographs taken around Alvah, Muiryhill, Forglen and Banff at the turn of the 1900ís. Can you help identify them?

My thanks must first go to Mr Dennis Cook of Easter Culbeuchly Farm Banff, who kindly allowed me the use of the photographic plates to reproduce these images. The glass photographic plates were recovered from the generator house of Murihill Farm, Alvah, Banff around 1974. Sadly however out the numerous boxes of plates found, 1 box of 11 plates are the only ones left in his position. The other boxes being borrowed from Muitryhill but never returned. Further thanks must also go to Harold Cook, Aberdeen (Grandson of Walter Cook) and Ethne Smith, nee Cook (Great Grand Daughter), Inverness for further information and photographs of the Cook family.

The photographs here by Mr Walter Cook (no relation to Dennis) of Muiryhill Farm, Alvah, Banff, Banffshire were taken around the turn of the 20th century. What makes Watties photographs so interesting to SHO is that they show a living history of Banffshire at the turn of the century and we would dearly love to add more to this collection of this little known yet, wonderful photographer. We do know that latterly, Wattie did take over Shop premises in Banff and perhaps some of his photographs may be marked W. Cook, Banff. If you have any photographs taken by Walter Cook that we could add to this small collection please contact Scottish History Online.

The Cook Family Photographs

Walter Cook Photographer
Muiryhill 1851 - 1924

We also need your help if possible to identify the Pictures, The Places and People of the area in Banffshire where these pictures were taken. Plus if we could trace the other missing boxes of plates! What a bonus that would be for the local history of the area. If you know any details of the following photographs or the possible whereabouts of the missing plates or any further information on Walter Cook please contact us.  

Note: some of the photographs orientation may be incorrect

Alvah 1 Reaper Muiryhill

Alvah 1 Reaper Muiryhill

Alvah 2 Group

Alvah 2 Group

Alvah 3 Clydesdales

Alvah 3 Clydesdales

Alvah 4 Mill of Brydock

Alvah 4 Mill of Brydock

Alvah 5 Woman & Child

Alvah 5 Woman & Child

Alvah 6 Home Farm

Alvah 6 Home Farm

Alvah 7 Oldman

Alvah 7 Oldman

Alvah 8 Old woman

Alvah 8 Old woman

Alvah 9 Gig & Ox

Alavh 10 cart & Oxen

Alvah 11 Sire

W. Cook Photographer Muityhill, Alvah, Banff

Alvah 9 Gig & Ox

Alavh 10 cart & Oxen

Alvah 11 Sire

W. Cook Photographer

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Old Photographs around Alvah,  Banffshire - Scotland