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LATEST ADDITIONS - April 2017
Another two Local Photos
to enjoy this month. The theme this time is Torry, once a small fishing
village in Kincardineshire, to the south of Aberdeen City. By the time
these photos were taken in 1965 & 69 this was a bustling suburb of
Aberdeen that still employed thousands in fish processing and other
supporting industries. Enjoy.
Something different in my
School Photos page this month. I have an
unidentified school which may possibly be Commerce Street - based on the
fact that one of the girls in the photo lived at 28 Virginia Street at
the time (circa 1890) - and that is probably the closest school in that
area. Her name was Mary McLeman, an ancestor of Iain Ross, who sent me
the photo. If you know the answer to the mystery then get in touch!
Many thanks to Iain for sharing this lovely image.
[STOP PRESS - We have the answer! Many thanks to Heather Smith who did
some background research on this one and came up with the solution. The
photo was taken at the rear of Victoria Road School in Torry! The
building is still there and I was recently able to photograph the exact
spot over 100 years later. Victoria Road School has been under threat of
demolition for years but the council have been reconsidering following
strong local opposition.]
We had some lovely fine sunny days in March (4 to
be exact!) so here's hoping the trend continues into April. With the
clocks changing as well the time is getting close for all the outdoor
research you may have uncovered in the winter months.
ANEFHS have recently
published two new
MI booklets to add to their extensive range of NE graveyards. The
Kirkyard of Fetteresso and Oldmeldrum (1891 extension) are now
available, both priced at £7.50. I'd recommend anyone with ancestors in
these areas to purchase these! Many thanks to Jean Shirer of the
ANEFHS for this
That's it for now. Don't forget there are updates
every month so remember to check back!
© Colin A Milne