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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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and kind words. Thanks also for all the feedback I have received. A
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LATEST ADDITIONS - June 2016
I know that the
School Photos page is always popular. This
month I have a real gem - Dunnottar Intermediate School from 1925 - with
two of the pupils named. My thanks to Garry Macdonell for supplying this
marvellous picture. If you recognise anyone in this photo then get in
touch. If you have a school photo you'd like to share - then get in
Following up on my occasional series on war
memorials this month I've included one which can be found in a corner of
Duthie Park, Aberdeen. Rather than being a reminder to those fallen in
both world wars this one commemorates those who 'were killed or died of
wounds or disease during their tour of service in India from January
1892 to November 1898'. It's a fascinating reminder of when Britain
ruled across the seas and those who fell to maintain that rule. You'll
find it on my War Memorial page and I
hope you'll take a minute to check it out.
The final part of the story of the revelations from the local newspaper regarding the scandal
that enveloped Nellfield Cemetery in 1899, when it is thought that up to
300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. More
names again this month, so if you suspect you have ancestors buried there
prior to this date, then it would be worth checking these out. Be warned,
this might be an uncomfortable read for some. You'll find the story so
far on my
Odds & Ends 2 page.
Finally our gardens and the surrounding countryside
are showing their very best colours - from the bright green leaves of the
trees to the mass reds and yellows of Rhododendrons. Looking at these
puts a real spring in your step and reminds us all why we live in this
area! So, if you haven't traced your ancestors in this part of the world
yet, I hasten you to do so now - preferably with a visit when you too
can enjoy the marvellous colours!
Well that's all for this month. Remember there are
regular updates - so don't forget to come back and check them out!
© Colin A Milne