This site is far from static. Every month there
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.
If you are a new visitor I hope you will come back
again. To my many regular visitors, thanks for your continued support
and kind words. Thanks also for all the feedback I have received. A
number of features have been incorporated as a result of these. Further
constructive comments are always welcome. You can e-mail me
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order to clarify this you will find the terms and conditions of use on
my contents page.
LATEST ADDITIONS - September 2017
Two more Local Photos
to enjoy. Auchinyell Bridge, Aberdeen, is the first (still there and
crossed the Deeside Railway line which isn't) and the second is the Spa
Bar, on Spa Street which is long gone. This pub was the haunt of many an
actor of yesteryear - not really surprising as His Majesty's Theatre was
just across the road!
Photo this month. This is from the Demonstration School and was the
last class to pass through that institution before it was closed. For
those of you who may be unfamiliar with this school it was located on
Charlotte Street, Aberdeen.
The local paper is a good source of local stories
and names. This month I've included some snippets from the Aberdeen
Journal of 5 October 1895. There's the usual announcements of births and
deaths (no marriages on this day) along with the local stories of the
day. A number of names are mentioned. Are your ancestors among them?
Have a look at my Odds & Ends 4 page to
For the most part the weather in August was dry
and warm. If you're a fan of heather then get here quick - it's in full
bloom at the moment. Lots of other plants are looking splendid in the
countryside and in our local gardens. Sadly it won't last for very much
longer so we'll enjoy it while we can!
Join me again soon. Remember there's something new
© Colin A Milne