Old Photograph Horse Fair New Deer Scotland
Old photograph of the horse Fair in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This Scottish village was founded after monks from Deer Abbey, Old Deer built a chapel at Auchreddie, which translates as " field of the bog myrtle ". Around 1507 the register of Deer Abbey lists its lands in the " new paroche of Deir ". The name Auchreddie has dropped in significance over the years, however the southern end of the village is still known by this name. In 1805 New Deer was extended to the north by the third James Ferguson of Pitfour, born 1735, died 1820, the elder brother of Patrick Ferguson who was a Scottish officer in the British Army, an early advocate of light infantry and the designer of the Ferguson rifle. He is best known for his service in the 1780 military campaign of Charles Cornwallis during the American Revolutionary War in the Carolinas.
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