Heritage centre opens for new season

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St Peter’s Heritage centre in Peterculter opened its doors to the public for the 15th year in a row last weekend.

The centre, located at the former St Peters Church on Howie Lane, will be showcasing a number of interesting historic exhibits.

This year there is a special exhibition marking 50 years since the Deeside Railway Line closed.

Other exhibits include, Culter’s own model railway, artefacts from the Paper Mill, photographs from Cutler “Then and Now”, old school photos, wedding albums of Cutler brides and much more.

John Troup, chairman of the Heritage Trust, said: “We’re always trying to update the exhibits and keep things fresh.

“There are things which we keep on show constantly such as the Paper Mill which was an important part of life in Culter for 200 years.

“We’ve got school photos which date back from 1896 to the present day, which always attract a lot of interesting people on the lookout for their parents and grandparents.

“We ask them to write names on the back so we can identify who the people are.

“This year we’re expecting the exhibit about the former railway to be very popular.

“We’ve also got other exhibits such as Culter then and now and, of course, we have Rob Roy.”

John also paid tribute to the members of the heritage centre committee in getting this going again.

He said: “I’d like to thank the committee who have done a lot of work behind the scenes to get the exhibitions going again.

“It doesn’t just all happen in a week, work has been going on since we closed last October.”

The heritage centre officially reopened on Saturday, April 2, and will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm till 4pm until the end of October.

Meanwhile, the adjacent heritage hall will also be serving afternoon teas during this time.