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LATEST ADDITIONS - February 2015
Another war memorial for your interest this month.
This one is located on the edge of Auchenblae, raised by the people of
the Fordoun district. A beautiful stone in a beautiful location. See it
War Memorials page.
This month we continue the story of the scandal
that enveloped Nellfield Cemtery in 1899 when it is thought that up to
300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. There are 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.
You may remember that I featured a lovely school
photo (King Street) last month - courtesy of Malcolm Watson who not only
supplied the photo but all the names as well. This month I feature a
second photo from Malcolm - this time it's Kirton of Skene from the
1930's. His father-in-law George Sey is in this one. I hope you'll give
it a look - it's a particularly splendid country school photo.
You'll find it on my
school photos page. Thanks again Malcolm for
So far we've managed to avoid any
snow in Aberdeen so I'm hoping it stays that way. The days are short
(though it's beginning to stretch) and
we just have to make the best of it. Soon we'll have some garden bulbs
to cheer us up - my snowdrops are already out!
Well that's it for now.
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© Colin A Milne