Threshing the Garvie way at Deeside

Visitors to the Deeside Steam & Vintage Club rally at Milton of Crathes at the weekend got the chance to witness a local thrashing team, working with a Garvie threshing mill built in 1950, and which spent many years in that district.

The mill was bought new by Ed Abernathy, Nethermill, Crathes. It was sold on to Clark, Knockhill, Strachan, and on to Alexander, Western, Crathes. It was bought by Jim Donald, Durris, in 1986.

James Donald and his team provided a display on both days of the rally. You can also see him and his team at other rallies in the north-east, including the B. A. Vintage Stores Vintage Country Fair, held in May each year.

Further information on Garvie and his mills can be found on earlier Scottish Agricultural Makers posts including: