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
Finally a number of visitors have asked me about
permission to use material from the site and other legal things. In
order to clarify this you will find the terms and conditions of use on
my contents page.
Season's Greetings! ******
LATEST ADDITIONS - December 2015
Another image for you to enjoy on my
page. This month it's the turn of Aberdeen's Holburn Street Primary
School from 1946/47. These kids would have experienced school through
war and peace - I wonder what they make of it all now?
This month in my War Memorials
page I feature the beautiful monument to those fallen in both wars which
can be found at Ballater, Aberdeenshire.
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.
Well that's another year coming to a close. I've
been trying to remember how long I've had this website going in one form
or another - about 15 years as near as I can remember. With small
additions every month over that time it's grown some. There are quite a
few dusty corners but I kind of like it that way. It's much like an old
secondhand bookshop where you can discover some gems in the piles of
books in the far flung corners. Well, that's my excuse - and I'm
sticking to it!
Hopefully I'll be back to continue with my
snippets of yesteryear into 2016. Be sure to join me. Meantime enjoy the
holiday break and don't forget during your visits to ask your relatives
for details of your ancestors!
© Colin A Milne