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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.
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LATEST ADDITIONS - November 2014
Another set of photos posted this month on my
War Memorials page. This time I
feature the memorial found just outside Laurencekirk Cemetery in
Kincardineshire. The list of names is long - a reflection of the many
men from the villages and countryside of the Mearns who answered the
call to arms during the Great War and subsequently. If you're in the
area please take a moment to view this monument - it's quite beautiful
and a fitting tribute to those brave men.
I know that many of you enjoy looking at the old
school photos page. Perhaps you'll find a
connection with the photo I've posted this month - Aberdeen
Demonstration School 1937/38. The boys at least are wearing the standard
short trousers and long socks (held up by home-made elastic loops) that
were still familiar to me in the 50's and early 60's. In them days you
wore short trousers summer and winter. I can still remember hailstones
bouncing off my kneecaps - very painful!
The clocks have gone back an hour
and we're definitely into the winter schedule. We've now got slightly
lighter mornings but it's getting dark much sooner in the afternoons. So
now's the time to think of documenting the results of all your hard work
during the summer. Never rely on your memory for details - get
everything down on paper as soon as possible. Don't forget to label all
your printed photos on the back. Future generations with thank you for
the time and trouble you take now.
Remember there are updates every
month - so don't forget to check back. Meantime, keep warm and keep
© Colin A Milne