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Re: Bombing
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 02 February 12 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Better late than never- you may know this by now but just in case, my dad told me on several occasions that they were building an ice rink on South Anderson Drive, before you get to by the Duthie Park, (on the right if I remember- just before the roundabout where the shops/ski slope etc are now, if you're heading South)- but as it was bombed, it was never finished...not sure if this is true, or just one of dad's storeis, but would be intersted to hear if anyone can confirm it! 

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« Reply #19 on: Thursday 02 February 12 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandie if you look back a couple of posts you will see i spoke about the Ice Rink. It is true ,but i am now thinking that i may have been told by my father that the bomber crashed into the building ,and that the crew are buried at the Broadhill Cemetery beside Pittodrie.
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 02 February 12 19:28 GMT (UK) »
On 12th July 1940 a single Heinkkel III came in from the north, dropped bombs in King St., Marischal St. and on Hall Russell's shipyard. It hit the boiler house and killed apprentices on their dinner break. Four men were killed in the doorway of the Neptune Bar and the bomber headed for Rosemount. Fighters from Dyce intercepted it and it was damaged, crashing on the site of the new ice rink. A total of 34 people were killed.

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« Reply #21 on: Thursday 02 February 12 19:41 GMT (UK) »
Ah- so you did- sorry, I missed it! That story used to fascinate me when I was young, and when I'm 'back hame' and come up Anderson Drive I always think of it. Will try to take a look in the cemetery some time- would be interesting if the pilots are buried there- amid several of my relatives!

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« Reply #22 on: Thursday 02 February 12 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Thanks GR2...nice to know my childhood memory is accurate...albeit a vary sad tale. My dad was only two at the time, so wouldn't have remembered it, but I'm sure his family would have talked about it for years to come...and now I always tell my teenager the same story when we're up North, so the story is living on!

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« Reply #23 on: Thursday 02 February 12 19:57 GMT (UK) »
Sandie if you ever make it to the Cemetery ,if you drive down from the town it is the part of the cemetery on the right hand side of the road that backs on to the Broadhill that contains the German Crewmen i saw the graves before i moved away from Aberdeen years ago, but i am not certain if they are the ones from the Ice Rink.
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday 02 February 12 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Great- I'm up in March so will try to have a look and let you know.
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Re: Bombing
« Reply #25 on: Friday 03 February 12 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Skewis (Wales and Scotland), Ayers (Maidenhead, Berkshire), Hildreth (Berkshire)

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« Reply #26 on: Friday 03 February 12 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Cheers Imber ,i did not know about that ones out at Dyce.