Novar

Novar in Home Street was built as the local hospital which was opened in 1880. It is shown on the 1899 25" OS map but Home Street had not yet been built on the 1862 1st edition.

In 1910, after 30 years of service, the people of Aberfeldy built a new and larger cottage hospital with funds raised locally.

NovarDundee Courier Friday 30 September, 1910 - Aberfeldy Old Cottage Hospital sold. - The villa situated in Home Street Aberfeldy, and which has been used since about 188o as the Aberfeldy District Cottage Hospital, was sold within the Breadalbane Arms Hotel, Aberfeldy, yesterday, to Mr James Fisher Aberfeldy Steam Laundry, for £600, being an advance of £206 over the upset price. The few duties £3 14s 4d, and the extent of ground 1500 square yards. Mr John Cameron, Aberfeldy was auctioneer and there was a large attendance. Competition was good and bidding started at £350. The agents were Messrs Kippin and Ritchie, solicitors Perth and Mr Donald M'Diarmid, FSAA, Bank of Scotland Aberfeldy.

James Fisher converted it into 2 flats. He and his wife Maggie living on the gound floor and his son Peter and his wife Margaret living on the top floor .

After James and Maggie died in 1915 and 1918 Peter and Margaret spent the rest of their lives in Novar from where they brought up their 3 children; my father James (Hamish), Ian and Helena (Lena). They used the ground floor with the upper floor rented out or used by relatives.

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