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.
Following a number of emails regarding school
photos I have some lovely new images to share with you - along with some
new names. I'll be adding all of the above over the next few months - so
please remember to check back - you never know it might be your school
So, firstly I'd like to thank Kenneth Smith for
providing a much improved image of Skene Street Primary from 1951 which
is (85) on my School Photos page. He's also
supplied some new names to go with the Skene Street photos so be sure to
check the footnotes at the bottom of the page!
Next I'd like to thank Jean Cumming for supplying
another photo of Skene Street School - dating from 1945/46 which
I've shown as photo (136). You'll notice that Jean herself is missing -
she cut out her image a long time ago and would like to see herself back
in the photo. So, if you have a complete photo of this class, I'd love
to hear from you!
Finally I'd like to thank Mike Kidd for sharing
some of his personal school photos which I'll post over the coming
months. To start things off I've posted his photo from the Robert
Gordon's College, 1966/67. As an added bonus Mike has supplied all the
names along with the image. Again, check the footnotes!
Once again I would like to thank all the above for
sharing these images. I'm sure there are many out there who'll enjoy the
results. Remember - if you'd also like to share your school photo then
get in touch!
Another two Local Photos
to enjoy. The first of these is an aerial shot of the Aberdeen beach
area from the 1930's. In the distance, prefabs, Trinity Cemetery and the
gas works. In the foreground the beach baths and Harry Gordon's
pavilion. Other than Trinity Cemetery the rest is all gone.
My second photo is Braemar from 1964. Aside from
the buildings I recognise a number of Mini's, a Morris Traveller and a
Ford Popular! A beautiful part of the world - visit if you can - though
I can't promise you'll see the same kind of cars!.
The weather here is slowly warming. We've now got
the first of the daffodils and a number of shrubs are starting to show
signs of life. We're now on BST so that means our light evenings have
returned! The thought of visiting outside family research locations is
now stirring in my mind!
Well that's all for now. Don't forget there are
updates every month!
© Colin A Milne