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are new additions (see below), so there is always something new to
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LATEST ADDITIONS - August 2014
I'd like to thank Ken MacKenzie this month for
taking the trouble to write to me with the names of his schoolmates at
Skene Square School in 1960, as seen in my School Photos page
These photos are always fascinating - and having the names is icing on
the cake! Thanks again to Ken (and not forgetting his wife Ann). Should
you remember Ken from those days, let me know and I'll put you in touch.
Two more photos of yesteryear in Aberdeen. The
widening of Union St Bridge in 1906 (traffic problems even back then!)
and the Cowdray Hall area in 1954 - long before the loss of the
Schoolhill railway station and the sad demise of the Triple Kirk. See
them now on my Local Photos page.
Another two 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
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!
This is a great time to be
visiting the area. Reasonable temperatures, mostly dry and good light.
Just what you need to explore our local graveyards and other historic
sites. So save up all your bread, fly TWA and get here (with apologies
to a certain song by The Animals).
That's it for this month. Remember
my regular updates and don't be a stranger!
© Colin A Milne