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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.
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LATEST ADDITIONS - September 2015
Another addition to my War Memorials page.
This time it's the turn of the Stonehaven and the splendid war memorial
high above the town on the Black Hill. I've included three named panels
this month with more to follow soon.
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 really special when someone sends a photo to
share with you. My thanks this month to Heather Smith and her daughter
Wendy for doing just that - a photo of Skene Square football team from
1971 along with the names of these young 'stars' who seem to be really
enjoying themselves! See this marvellous image in my
School Photos page.
It's always good to be informed of 'new' websites
so it's thanks to Isabella this month for finding this
one. There's loads of US links along with some very nice articles
including some on preserving documents/photos etc. I've added this site
to my Links page. So thanks again to Isabella -
and good luck with your ambition to become a history teacher!
As many of you will know I'm a great fan of the
ANEFHS books of MI's. Following on from last month 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!
We've had some nice days in the
last month but I wouldn't say it's been the best summer of recent years.
Perhaps we'll fare better this month. It's still a great time for a
visit however so if you've been thinking about it I'd recommend you get
started right away!
Well that's it for now. Keep well and keep
© Colin A Milne