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Lighthouses

An evocative selection of images of lighthouses - iconic structures standing lonely sentinel on craggy headland or razor-sharp rocks, all around Britain’s coast.

Other Memories from Ferryden

Although I haven't yet managed to visit Ferryden, it is very much part of my past. My grandfather, James Farquhar Burnett, was born there and was an assistant lighthousekeeper at Scurdie Ness lighthouse. My grandmother, Eliza Summers, was born in Ethie Haven, and her father, Alexander Summers, was born in Ferryden in 1837. The family lived in Victoria Square and Alexander was a fisherman. Because my grandfather, James, ...see more

Kids used to run around bare footed. At the school in Ferryden we had slates, if you were good the teacher used to let you take the water bottle home to refill it, we used to clean the slates with water. Went on a picnic, the whole class on a horse and cart. Used to buy a bag of buckies for a penny, didn't eat them, just winkled them out with a pin for fun. Used to get candy apples from a Mrs Coull at the ...see more

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