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Offline josey

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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 03 August 10 14:09 BST (UK) »
A warm welcome to rootschat....

And what a story to be able to tell!!

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Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 03 August 10 14:40 BST (UK) »
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Thanks for the welcome J

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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 August 10 17:08 BST (UK) »
My great grandmother died in 1941 seemingly during a blackout in Inverurie. Not sure if this meant their was a raid on or bombers flying towards Aberdeen neccesitated lights out.

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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 10 August 10 17:09 BST (UK) »
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Re: BOMBING
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 29 August 10 20:58 BST (UK) »
The Ice Rink was hit when a German plane crashed into it at where Asda is at the bottom of Anderson drive.Oscar road in Torry was hit as well.

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Re: Bombing
« Reply #14 on: Monday 04 October 10 23:37 BST (UK) »
Bedford Road in Aberdeen was bombed during the Aberdeen Blitz on 21 April 1943. The house at 58 Bedford Road took a direct hit, the people in that house survived, but my Great Grandmother's sister, Catherine Moir (nee Mutch), and Catherine's son, John Moir, who lived next door at 60 Bedford Road were killed by the bomb.  John was only 10 years old.
DANIEL, ROBB, CASTLE/CASTEL, BARCLAY, MATTHEW, HALL, RAE, CHAPP, FRASER, MUTCH, MATHEW, BYRES, BURR, JOHNSTON, GAVIN, FINNIE, THOMSON, WISHART, SMITH, SHEPHERD, ELDER, BIRSE, MARTIN, GRANT, LOW, FORBES, SCOTT, WATSON, GRAY, GALL, SHEWAN, MCKENZIE, MCRITCHIE - Aberdeenshire
DRIVER, BIRD, JEFFS, BARLOW - Northamptonshire
GOLDTHORP/GOLDTHORPE, FORD, TUCKWELL, TAYLOR, BUSHBY - London, Kent, Surrey

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Re: Bombing
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 05 October 10 10:08 BST (UK) »
There's a newish book around which seems very detailed:  Luftwaffe Over Scotland by Les Taylor
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Re: Bombing
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 16 November 10 10:05 GMT (UK) »
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives have a new online exhibition about the Home Front and it includes information from the school log books about some of the air raids - not just in Aberdeen!  There's also stuff on civil defence, evacuation, and a bit about what happened in Rosehearty.  It's really interesting.  I had no idea that Fraserburgh was so badly hit - I knew there were raids, but not how devastating they were.

You can get to the exhibition here!

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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 16 November 10 22:58 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for letting us know about that, Archivos, I've just had a look at it, interesting!
DANIEL, ROBB, CASTLE/CASTEL, BARCLAY, MATTHEW, HALL, RAE, CHAPP, FRASER, MUTCH, MATHEW, BYRES, BURR, JOHNSTON, GAVIN, FINNIE, THOMSON, WISHART, SMITH, SHEPHERD, ELDER, BIRSE, MARTIN, GRANT, LOW, FORBES, SCOTT, WATSON, GRAY, GALL, SHEWAN, MCKENZIE, MCRITCHIE - Aberdeenshire
DRIVER, BIRD, JEFFS, BARLOW - Northamptonshire
GOLDTHORP/GOLDTHORPE, FORD, TUCKWELL, TAYLOR, BUSHBY - London, Kent, Surrey