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Colyn



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Hi from Cape Town Reply with quote

Hi

I was born in Yorkshire in 1946, lived in Lancashire for 16 years. 2nd Battalion Scots Guards 1966-1973, moved to South Africa in 1979, currenty photographing War Graves as a one-man operation for posterity and personal satisfaction and have been for 10 years plus.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Colyn,

Welcome to the Project!

Be sure to let us know if you find any Scotsmen on your travels.

Anne
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings Colyn
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Colyn,

Not spoken with you in ages! How is the project coming along?

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David
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Colyn



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:06 am    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

hi

Thanks for the greetings.

Anne, I come across a lot of Scots on my travels. As you may know the highlanders were very involved in the Magersfonteiun disaster. I was there in December. I stood on the hill next to the Highlander Memorial, even for an Englishman it was awe inspiring. To look over the trenches that the Boers used to ambush the 'men in skirts' and to look over the ground that the Scots had to cover in terrible weather conditions and inhospitable terrain was amazing. I will be back there is September.

Dave, the project is going great. I lost around 2,000 pics in Dec/Jan when the laptop crashed, hence the return in September. But otherwise, great.

Volume II in progress.
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