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LATEST ADDITIONS - November 2017
Another two Local Photos
this month. The theme this time is bridges! The first photo features the
Bridge of Dee from 1938 - note the countryside to the south and the
absence of cars! The second photo is its counterpart to the north - the
Bridge of Don. This image shows the newly widened bridge which was
opened by the Queen Mother in 1959. Still not much sign of cars but
loads of people enjoying what appears to be a fine sunny day.
Another month, another School
Photo. This time its Victoria Road School, Aberdeen from 1953. These
post-war kids look in good physical shape and they certainly seem to be
enjoying the process of having their photo taken! Amazing to think that
rationing was still partly in place at this time (finally abolished
More snippets from the local paper (The Aberdeen
Journal) dated 11 October 1884. Starting with Births, Marriages and
Deaths then some local stories of interest. There are of course many
names - perhaps you can make a connection! Check out this latest article
on my Odds & Ends 3 page.
Two new MI (Monumental Inscriptions) publications
are available from
the ANEFHS. The Kirkyard of Kildrummy (Ref AA080) £3.00 Postage
£1.50 (UK) and The Kirkyards of Chapel of Garioch and Logie Durno.
Revised Edition (Ref AA116) £3.00 Postage £1.00 (UK). These I highly
recommend - even if you live locally. They can save you hours of
searching - it's so easy to miss a stone! My thanks to Jean Shirer for
this valuable update.
We've changed the clocks back here so we're now on
GMT. The daylight hours are decreasing fast and the colder weather is
starting to take hold. This is a great time for the fireside and going
over your research from the summer months. Never rely on your memory -
document everything as soon as you can!
Well that's all for this month. Join me again
© Colin A Milne