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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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Two more Local Photos
this month. The first shows Nelson Lane (off King Street, Aberdeen) from
1936. Everything in this image is long gone. The second photo is
Victoria Road School, Torry, after it was bombed in 1940. I'm sure there
were a few kids quite happy at the disruption - though I doubt they
actually missed school because of it. Authorities in those days seemed
Photo this month. This time it's the turn of St Peter's, Aberdeen,
from 1936. At this time the school was located in Constitution Street.
They look a healthy lot - though some of their clothes would suggest
that money was not plentiful back in 1936.
Some more local news of yesteryear from the
Aberdeen Journal of 19 April 1899. You'll find births, marriages and
deaths along with a selection of stories. There are of course many names
listed which may be of interest. Are your ancestors among them? Only one
way to find out - check my Odds & Ends 3
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Irene
Morrison and her son Mike Kidd for identifying some of Irene's siblings
in three of the Torry School Photos. I know
many of you enjoy searching these and it's very much icing on the cake
when the pupils shown can be identified. It might just help stir
memories for others. If you too can name anyone in these images then
please get in touch!
Well the weather has continued to be cold in our
area. The garden plants are slow to appear but we have had snowdrops and
a few crocus flowers to cheer us up. Soon we'll have daffodils and that
will be a great treat after the long grey months past.
Well that's all for this month. Remember there are
regular updates so don't forget to check back!
© Colin A Milne