An introduction

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    ,Davies McG
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    As mentioned in the Wot! No Webcam? thread I registered in December last year but have been rather busy so haven`t had time to join in so I thought it might be a good idea to introduce myself. My name`s Davies, although my family call me Jock & before I retired my colleagues called me Mac, time for an identity crisis maybe?

    Anyway my family used to live in Killin in the 1950s when my Father (who was a Civil Engineer) was working on the construction of the Hydro-Electric Power system, I & one of my sisters were actually born in Aberfeldy Cottage Hospital. Here`s a photo of my Brothers, Sisters & myself taken at the time beside Fairview House where we lived.

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    I`m the small smiling chubby one 2nd from left.

    & here`s another taken in the same location last year (with everyone in the same positions)…

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    Unfortunately since this photo was taken my eldest sister Yvonne (in the middle of the group) has succumbed to cancer.

    Although the family moved many times over the years we always felt Killin to be our home & would return every few years (often staying in Fair View) the last occasion being a few weeks ago. Now that I`m retired I hope to move home to Killin permanently, that`s if you don`t mind an ex-pat returning to the fold.

    Cheers,

    Davies.

    #37646
    ,Ronnie
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    Hi Davies, thanks for the photos of you and your family, sorry that you lost your sister to cancer and I know how hard it can be to lose a loved one to that terrible disease.

    It has been a long time since I have been to Killin 1973 to be truthfull but I have many fond memories of my short visits there as a teenager with my mates and will get back one day. I was back in Scotland last November for my brother in laws funeral but with the situation we could’nt get away for a few days to visit Killin and I had to return to Australia for work commitments.

    Best wishes…Ronnie.

    #37647
    ,Mitchell Watson
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    Hello Davies,
    We seem to have a lot in common, I also lived in Killin in the 1950’s as my father was a civil engineer working on the hydro schemes, his name was Bill Watson and he was with James Williamson and Partners who were the civil engineering consultants for the Lawers scheme and the Breadalbane scheme. What company was your father with ?
    Cheers Mitchell

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