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Another two lovely School Photos
for you to enjoy this month. Many thanks (again!) to Mike Kidd for
sharing his school photos from Robert Gordon College. This month its his
class from 1972. As a further bonus he's supplied all the names in his
class - shown at the bottom of the page. Take a moment to check out the
date above the door - 1732 - now that's history!
Another thank you to Jean Cumming who's also
supplied more than one school photo. This time you'll find Jean in her
class image from 1949/50 when she attended Tarves school. I'm always
amazed at the quality of some of these photos and this one is a case in
point. Remember that I'm still trying to find a complete photo of Jean's
school photo from 1945/46 in which she's missing (photo (136)), so if
you have a complete copy of this one I'd love to hear from you!
Once again I would like to thank both 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!
It's a country theme in my Local Photos
this month. The first image is a fascinating scene of the men and
machinery around the threshing. The scene is believed to be either
Keithhall or Udny in the 1920's or early 1930's. Either way it's an
amazing photo - blending farming tradition with modern day technology.
The second photo shows an event that is well-known
to country folk in this area - the Turriff Highland Games. The year is
1947 - so just post-war when money was still very tight. I'd guess the
ladies in the foreground are happily watching the event without the
burden of paying!
It happens every year but it still seems like a
miracle. Yes, I'm speaking about our gardens and countryside. From the
drab blacks and browns we've transformed to vibrant greens and a
plethora of other colours. Nature at it's best. I always say that if you
want to see this part of the world at it's most colourful then get here
That's all for this month. Join me again soon!
© Colin A Milne