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.
LATEST ADDITIONS - August 2015
I've added another set of photos of a memorial
commemorating our war dead. This time it's the one located in St Peter's
Cemetery, Aberdeen, a tribute to WWI fallen. I hope you find it of
interest. Find the photos on my War Memorials page.
Another excerpt from the local newspaper of the story regarding 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. 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.
Time for some nostalgia with another school photo
for you this month. Aberdeen's Powis Secondary from 1955. Perhaps you'll
be in this one, or your father or your grandfather (eeek!) Check it out
in my School Photos page.
The ANEFHS continues to roll out new MI's at an
amazing rate. In June I reported the publication of the 4 volume set
that makes up the St Machar grounds in Old Aberdeen (ISBN
978-1-9005004-39-3) which costs £13.50 plus postage. Now it's the
turn of the Lumphanan kirks (St Finnan's and Stothert) (ISBN
978-1-905004-44-7) which costs £2.40 plus postage. These are great
volumes and worth every penny. Congratulations to the volunteers who
produce these - more power to your elbow! Further details of the
above and other volumes can be found
Well here's hoping for more summer days to enjoy
the sun - and of course the opportunity to explore our towns and
countryside. I hope you have the opportunity to do the same.
That's it for this month. Join me again soon for
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