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are new additions (see below), so there is always something new to
discover. I usually have at least one series of articles in progress
along with a selection of other bits and pieces.
If you are a new visitor I hope you will come back
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and kind words. Thanks also for all the feedback I have received. A
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LATEST ADDITIONS - October 2015
Another two school photos
this month for you to enjoy. Featuring Broomhill Primary from 1959 and
the Central School from 1945 these are well worth checking out!
More photos on my War Memorials
page. Continuing on from last month I've added some more panels
featuring the names of the fallen, which can be seen at the Stonehaven memorial
located high above the town on the Black Hill.
Yet more revelations from the local newspaper of the story regarding the scandal
that enveloped Nellfield Cemetery in 1899 when it is thought that up to
300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. More
names again this month so if you suspect you have ancestors buried there
prior to this date then it would be worth checking these out. Be warned,
this might be an uncomfortable read for some. You'll find the story so
far on my
Odds & Ends 2 page.
It's been a long time since I've added some jokes
on here. So this month I've corrected that - and you can find them on my
humour page. If you can't understand them
you'll need to locate a local Scotsman to translate!
As many of you will know I'm a great fan of the
ANEFHS books of MI's. Following on from the last couple of months I'm pleased to
announce that the society has just published some further new/revised
ones. Details and postal rates as shown,
Kirkyard of Insch £3.- (ISBN: 978-1-905004-37-9)
plus postage 74p. UK, £2.45 EU Air, £3.15 Air Zone 1, £3.30 Air Zone 2
and £3.25 surface.
Same postage rates apply
to Kirkyard of Braemar (revised and extended edition) also £3.- (ISBN:
Hillhead Cemetery (Portknockie)
sold as set of 2 parts £7.50 (ISBN: 978-1-905004-46-1) postage £1.51 UK,
£5.15 EU Air, £7.45 Air Zone 1, £7.90 Air Zone 2 and £6.30 surface.
Further details of the above and all other volumes
can be found
here My thanks to
Jean Shirer of the ANEFHS for providing all this information!
Well the summer is now coming to a
close with shorter colder days not far away. Attention now turns to the
indoors with a chance to pick up all those bits of paper that have
gathered during the summer research and write it all up!
That's it for now. Don't forget that there are
updates every month so be sure to check back!
© Colin A Milne