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Launch of Silver City Vault

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: Launch of Silver City Vault Reply with quote

I started out early for Doors Open Day going to check the tour timings for Central Library, Aberdeen.
The launch of the Local Studies On-Line Archive www.silvercityvault.org.uk This was demonstrated and a Gordon Highlanders popped up on the screen.... so later in the date I checked and found 7th Bn photos and then looked for war memorials and found pictures and text about The Cowdray Hall Memorial being built and also The Lion.
The Vault will be added too there are newspaper obituries check it out...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this photograph from the Aberdeen City Digital Library you can see two men working on the lion which now sits outside Cowdray Hall.

One of them is James Philip, the man behind many of the magnificent granite scupltures in Aberdeen.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here is the unveiling of the Second World War name panels on the Culter War Memorial, Peterculter on 17 June 1949.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not related to war memorials but an interesting photograph.

http://www.silvercityvault.org.uk/index.php?a=ViewItem&key=SXsiTiI6MCwiUCI6eyJ2YWx1ZSI6IndhciIsIm9wZXJhdG9yIjoiMSIsImZ1enp5UHJlZml4TGVuZ3RoIjoiMyIsImZ1enp5TWluU2ltaWxhcml0eSI6MCwibWF4U3VnZ2VzdGlvbnMiOiI1In19&pg=13

It shows Indian Army soldiers and their mules helping with farmwork. The Royal Indian Army Service Corps trained in the north of Scotland for service in the Italian mountains and there are a few Indian Army graves scattered across the Highlands.

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