interesting set of photographs was taken by Mr. John Hume
whilst on holiday about 1908/9 - he died in 1923. They are
of very good quality for photography of that era and have
been given to the Club (through Gordon Daly) so that members
can view them.
father William Hume came from Kippford and his family appear
to have been seafarers, William's brother was drowned in the
Bristol Channel in the 1890's when on a Kippford owned boat..
Hume family were intermarried with another Kippford family,
the McKnights. Betty (Hume) McKnight ran the village Grocery
Store pictured below.
schooner on its mooring is the 'North Star'. This was a Welsh
vessel which went ashore on Barnhourie Sands during a gale.
She was abandoned as a total wreck and lay on the sands for
a long time until Bell, a wood merchant of Dalbeattie, bought
her. She was salvaged by some of the "Dookers" who brought
her round to the Scaur where John Cumming repaired her. Bob
Hannah, who belonged to the Urr, sailed her for many years
for Bell. Eventually she was laid up at Kippford and after
lying there for years was burned out. This is the old wreck
you can see west of the pier on the mud. Additional information
kindly supplied by John Searl.