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Council Trencher

Another one of the digging machines used to lay the Council new water scheme pipes.
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Picture added on 25 March 2007
Comments:
I remember this machine digging the water track through Stenness in the late 50`s, sadly it ended it`s days in a bog at Neversdale Orphir after being purchased by the late Sidney Bichan, Swanbister, Orphir.
Added by G. Scollay on 25 March 2007
Oh ken yea Jock o Tufta, he's the big and cheery loon, wha drives the County trencher wae ald Sandy o Duntroon. Fae Davie Tourie's poem, "The feet o Appies brae"
Added by Ron Marwick on 25 March 2007
I would be interested to read the rest of that poem, any chance of adding it here?
Added by Craig Taylor on 26 March 2007
Yes it's just protruding in a field at Naversdale. Anybody interested in digging it up is welcome to do so.
Added by Robert Gibbon, Naversdale on 26 August 2010
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