BORRADAILE, Bernard John Gilmour




Author Tags: Local History

For 22 years John Borradaile worked for the family of Colonel L.G. Fawkes, owner of a 35-room, three-storey house on Mayne Island. This house had been built by Warburton Pike in 1890 and had served as a hotel. Colonel Fawkes died in 1930 but Borradaile stayed on the grounds working for Lady Fawkes. The home was named Culzean after her ancestral home in Scotland. Borradaile's 40-page pamphlet "Lady of Culzean" Mayne Island (Self-published, 1971) recalls the Fawkes' upper class family and their way of life.

[BCBW 2003] "Local History"