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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LATEST ADDITIONS - July 2014
My thanks this month to Robert and Anne-Marie
Meconi for the chance to share a rather special school photo dating back
to 1921-22. Featured in this (very!) large photo are the entire school -
staff and pupils - of Victoria Road. It's a fascinating shot and I've
personally spent a couple of hours looking at it! (I have ancestors who
probably went there at about that time). Should you be able to identify
anyone then please let me know. Find it now on my School Photos page.
Thanks again Robert and Anne-Marie.
Another photo of yesteryear. At this time of the
year Aberdeen Beach becomes very popular with locals and visitors alike.
There's nothing better than a stroll along the prom with an ice-cream in
your hand! So to celebrate I've posted a photo of the beach from the
1930's with the beach baths (and Harry Gordon's entertainment building
for the sharp eyed) in the background and a rather splendid bus in the
foreground. See it now on 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
We've had very long days here (4am
till 10pm daylight hours) but sadly the summer solstice is now passed so
those times will start to reduce. As usual our weather has been mixed
but the sunny days have been splendid and the gardens are now looking
lovely - as indeed is the countryside. This is a great time to explore
the area so if you've been thinking about it get here soon and see some
of our historic sites or just visit our towns. I'm sure you'd enjoy it!
Well that's it for this month.
Join me again soon and remember to keep checking my updates. Till next
time, take care.
© Colin A Milne