History & Collections

Alice’s bedroom

The dream, when The Friends of Fintry was first established, was to see Captain James Dun-Waters’ legacy restored, protected and shared with the public. Through hard work that dream is becoming a reality.

The Manor House now provides an opportunity for us to see what the life of the British landed gentry was like.  We continue to add to our extensive collection of fascinating artefacts.

Over the years much of the Manor House has been restored with work now complete in the Ben Lee Room, where we show our video of the history of Fintry. BC Parks has also built a long ramp to the entrance of the Ben Lee Room, which enables access for those with wheelchairs and walkers.

The barn complex has had extensive repairs to the roofs as well as the exterior of the buildings.

We continue to work with BC Parks to develop the heritage buildings, making history come alive. The Friends of Fintry host three fairs each year….. the Mother’s Day Fair in May, Summer Fair in July and Fall Fair in September. Watch our website for other special events.

Fintry Estate Letterbooks

The Fintry Estate Letterbooks comprise handwritten letters, with some typed letters, primarily written by Geordie Stuart. Stuart was the Fintry Estate accountant and  brother of Katie Stuart, a close friend of Captain Dun-Waters’ first wife Alice. Numbered titles of the letterbooks correspond to the original numbers on each book.

Sepia photo of a page with cursive writing
Excerpt from Letterbook 46

View the Fintry Letterbooks Collection HERE