ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Friday, 6 December 2019

A Family History... My friend Aidans Great Great Great Grandfather



Greetings...


The other week my friend and colleague Aidan came over to me and said "Aly I have just found out something about my Great Great Great Grandfather... And you are going to love it"


He wasn't wrong...


Aidan has allowed me to post this article about his ancestor...
It makes fascinating reading...
















Apart from being a wonderful snapshot of  Aidan's family history... It also shows how close we are to the past...


Aidan...
His Parents...
His Grandparents...
His Great Grandparents...
His Great Great Grandparents...
His Great Great Great Grandparents...


Five degrees of separation from the Crimean War... (And no Kevin Bacon).


This has encouraged me to look further into my families past... My Great Grandfather was in the Argyles at the turn of the 20th Century... If his Father or Grandfather served it the ranks... Who knows where that will lead...
It will be interesting to find out one way or another...


Many thanks to Aidan for letting me share this piece of his family history...


All the best   Aly

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

The War of Spanish Succession... A Parade.

Greetings...


So here it is a Parade...


First up...




The British/English...


And in no particular order... The Units...

















Next up...




The Allies...














And now...





The French...


























Well there you go... not a bad collection... or possibly start of a collection.


It was interesting as I put these images together how much my Blogging has changed...


The earlier pictures are not very well catalogued... They are just in a folder called WSS..
The later units are all in separate folders which include original photo's, cropped photo's, standards and uniform details... An interesting learning curve indeed.


The early units have Purchased standards... The latter ones are home made...
My photographs have changed subtly... A new camera has helped along with a light tent and an improved ability to crop pictures...


This has and will continue to be a very enjoyable project...


Right I am going to get on my butterfly and flutter around for a while...


All the best   Aly