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Two Sharp Operators


Andrew and George Sharp were two of the twelve children of David Cruden Sharp and his wife Catherine Leith, and were my great-grandmother’s brothers. They were both born at Tillyfour farm in the parish of Foveran, about twelve miles north of Aberdeen – Andrew in 1866 and George in 1873.

Campsie Racing Pigeon Club


The earliest date that past members can confirm is the club being formed in 1920, however, there are trophies in the club which date back to this time and no present or past members has recollections of the clubs first secretary

Ontario’s British Home Children


More than 100,000 British children were sent to Canada over a period of seventy years, during the time of the British Home Children scheme. One in ten people in Canada is descended from these children who were sent overseas…most of them never to see their homeland again.

My Tobacco Trading Ancestors


This is the report of the talk in November by Colin Dunlop Donald, business editor of the Sunday Herald, and a graduate of Exeter and Cambridge Universities. He has written for newspapers throughout the world, particularly in East Asia where he worked for five years as an associate professor of international relations at Baiko University, Shimonoseki, Japan.