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LATEST ADDITIONS - September 2014
I've started a new page this month entitled
War Memorials. On my wanderings in
Aberdeen and surrounding district I come across these quite regularly.
They're such a common site you tend to just walk by but I've made a
conscious effort recently to stop and photograph them when I can. I'll
post the results from time to time. I hope you like the result.
Another two photos of yesteryear in Aberdeen. Two
definite landmarks this time, though for totally different reasons!
The first is the Rubber Shop (originally called the London Rubber Co).
This store was a particular favourite of Aberdonians for it's large
variety of goods (I used to get Matchbox cars in there as a boy!). The
second photo is Craiginches prison - perhaps not so favoured by a
certain cross-section of the local population! See these in my Local Photos page.
Two more gravestones for my
Strays page. These are monuments to those whose
resting place may not be in the area they were associated with during
their lives. Is your ancestor waiting to be discovered? Some have
already been lucky and found long lost relatives - perhaps it'll be your
August wasn't the greatest month
for weather so let's hope September is better. The day's are beginning
to shorten and the temperatures are starting to drop. However it's still
a great time for a visit - so if you've been thinking about it - get
here before the fine days are all gone!
Don't forget that the ANEFHS have published another
in their series of MI booklets - this latest one covers Blairdaff, St
Johns' the Evangelist, St Ninians & The Chapel of Apollinaris. The order
code is AA094 and it costs a very reasonable £3
http://www.anesfhs.org.uk/publ.php I have quite a collection of
these booklets myself and I thoroughly recommend them. They're a great
help in the search for ancestors and because they list every stone,
regardless of age, you don't risk missing any of them (as can easily
happen when you visit). Many thanks to Jean Shirer for keeping me up to
date on this. Keep up the good work Jean!
That's it for this month. Remember
my regular updates and don't be a stranger!
© Colin A Milne