William (Bill) McConachie – Obituary

Club members were saddened to learn of the death of Bill McConachie, one of the founders of the club and a former chairman for at least seventeen years before retiring from the club in 1991.

Bill, a former policeman, was a diligent and active chairman, aided by his wife Mary, who helped take the club from a fledgling to a rally enjoying attendances of over 20,000.

Growing up amongst steam traction engines in Tarland, he was a lifetime steam enthusiast, following in his father’s footsteps he inherited three engines, all of which remain in Aberdeenshire now owned by separate collectors.

Our condolences and thoughts are with Mary and his son and daughter at this sad time.

Family Entertainment 2014 Steam Fair

Bon Accord Steam Engine Club are pleased to announce that for the 2014 Bon Accord Steam Fair we have already secured the following family entertainment.

  • Kidglove Puppets
  • Country Pursuits – Terrier and Ferret Racing
  • Thank Evans Childcare Agency Ltd. – Creche, Face painting, Bouncy Castle
  • The Rhynie Wifies – Marching Drills, Herbal folklore
  • Too Wit, Too Woo – Display of owls
  • NTS Starshade – Craft making & 2nd-hand book sales
  • Aberdeen Segways – Learn to ride a Segway!
  • Granite City Brass Band (Saturday)
  • Kintore Pipe Band (Sunday)

More events and attractions will be added as they are booked.