Albums based on the annual exhibitions

(These can be viewed in the museum)

 

1998 ‘Insch Shops & Businesses’

 Merchants, tradesmen & shops of Insch

 

1999 ‘Insch at War’ & ‘Insch Firefighters’

William Bennett, South African War, 1900: World War I,

World War II, German Prisoners of War.

 

2000 ‘Insch Celebrates’

 

2001 ‘Agriculture, Milling & the Mart’

Extracts from Exhibition: the Story of Milling:

The Mart, its heyday & its demise

 

2002 ‘Living in the Kitchen before 1952’ and ‘Queen

Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee’

Extracts from the exhibition: the Jubilee: Living in the Kitchen

 

2003 ‘In Sickness and Health’

Celebration of people who have been involved with the care

 of the residents of Insch & the local community & hospital

 

2004 ‘Railway’

 The postal services before the railway: The 150th Anniversary Celebrations of arrival of train services to Insch

 

2005 ‘Sport in Insch’

Bowling, cricket, curling, tennis, badminton, football, netball, athletics, gymnastics, golf, boxing

 

2006 ‘The Changing Face of Insch’

Growth of Rothney and Insch and merging of them

 

2007 ‘Trades and Crafts of Insch and Maintaining the

Line’

Featuring tailors, saddlers, shoemakers, stonemasons and blacksmiths

  

2008 ‘The Street Names of Insch’

Why and when Insch streets were named

 

2009 ‘Insch Connections abroad’

Biographical details of a few who emigrated and left their

marks abroad for the benefit of future generations

 

2010 ‘Stone to Steam’

A view of the past from stone circles to steam trains

 

2011 ‘Williamston - an Insch Connection’ 

Williamston House and Estate and its close connection to Insch

 

2012 'Kirks and Manses' 

The kirks and manses of Insch, Premnay, Leslie, Oyne, Chapel of Garioch and Culsalmond

 

2013 'Chiw'dhood - Then and now'

 

2014 'The Great War - life in spite of it'

The impact of WWI on Insch and surrounding areas

 

2015 'Wild about Insch'

The wildlife in the area

 

2016 'Russels of Insch'

The story of a local shop

 

2017 'Our Bobbies'

Policing in the North East

 

2018 'Recording Change'

20 years of the Insch Connection Museum

 

2019 'Catching Fire'

Fire Fighter Heroes in the North East

 

 

Open Day

An open day was held on 2nd July 2006 to coincide with the following local Anniversaries :

Cooper & Harper's 100th,

 

Church organ 100th,

 

Church bell 300th.

All of these have been documented.