This site is far from static. Every month there
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
again. To my many regular visitors, thanks for your continued support
and kind words. Thanks also for all the feedback I have received. A
number of features have been incorporated as a result of these. Further
constructive comments are always welcome. You can e-mail me
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order to clarify this you will find the terms and conditions of use on
my contents page.
LATEST ADDITIONS - October 2014
I've added another monument to my new page entitled
War Memorials. There are two memorials
to be found at Aberdeen harbour beside Footdee (Fittie). Last month I
featured the first of these and so now I've added the second. There are
many well known surnames among those listed, many of which were
associated with that area and surrounding districts for centuries.
Another two photos of yesteryear - with the theme
of shopping. First up is Duncan Fraser, draper, of Schoolhill, Aberdeen.
I seem to recall they had a vacuum tube money system in there. Can
anyone confirm that - or am I thinking of somewhere else? Secondly we
have Falconers department store of Union Street, Aberdeen, which
latterly became Frasers. See these in my Local Photos page.
My thanks this month to Brian Kennedy for sending
me a link to DC Thomson Newspapers showing some old photos of Aberdeen
and other places in the NE of Scotland. Particularly nice is the zoom
feature that allows you to examine these images in detail. Find more
details in My Links page.
Well shorter nights are rapidly
approaching and the temperatures are beginning to fall. So thoughts now
are turning to inside activities. This is a great time to start thinking
of dragging out the old photos and labelling them on the back. So often
I hear of folks who have family snaps but they don't know who they are.
So if you've not tackled that job yet now is a great time to start.
Don't let your ancestors be forgotten.
That's it for this month. Be warm,
stay lucky and keep researching!
© Colin A Milne