Fearn, Balintore and Hilton Folk
Attribution: S. Fraser
John Shepherd-Barron, OBE, inventor of 'the hole-in-the-wall'
John Shepherd-Barron, OBE, of Mains of Geanies, died in May 2010 at the age of 84.
His idea for the cash dispenser came to him while in the bath thinking about the frustration of arriving a minute too late for the bank, and reckoning there must be a simpler way to acquire money at any time.
Peter Fraser, born in Hill of Fearn, became the 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand and a key figure in the founding of the United Nations. At the time of writing, he was also the 4th longest serving head of government and had been in office for a longer period of time than any other New Zealand Labour prime minister.
Some Interesting Photographs of Folk
Some of the photographs in this Album were provided by Kate Crumpton whose late father, Harry Maclennan, was a native of Balintore, as were her grandparents, Harry and Christina Maclennan, who lived at 1 Shore Street.