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Old 29th July 2017, 16:18
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Originally Posted by Aberdonian View Post
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An interesting post, Roger, which includes an impressive coincidence!
I knew of my Gaelic-speaking great grandparents through my mother Alexander McKenzie married Catherine Livingstone in 1872 at Applecross before moving to Aberdeen, via Glasgow, ca1881.

Some years ago I visited isolated Applecross, accessible only by boat until early 20th century, driving up from the south when I lived in Essex. You may recall that access was over one of Scotland's most notoriously treacherous roads, the Bealach na Ba which crosses the peninsula and reaches a height of 2053 ft. It was a worthwhile journey for the beautiful scenery alone.

Attached is a postcard photo of the Southbank, bought in 1955, which you may have missed first time around.

Hi Keith

Great old snap - thanks for posting.

You may have seen all of the Southbank ones I have, but here is the sad one of her breaking up at Washington Island, some 9 years after your postcard one.
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