Hello from Scotland
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:24 AM
Ive just joined this forum and thought introducing myself would be a good start.
My names Shane... nickname is Bootie... call me whatever.
Im a WW2 enthusiast that spends a lot of time reading, watching and playing anything WW2 related.
I run Home Page club for Combat Mission players and also am the Combat Mission moderator at the Blitz wargaming club Blitzkrieg Wargaming Club.
I also run a blog Achtung Achtung! and sure would appreciate some of you guys joining up and taking part in the discussions.
Anyway thats all for now... look forward to speaking to you on the boards.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:37 AM
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:02 AM
a fine place here you will enjoy your stay
... und mear.......
Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:04 AM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:53 PM
Welcome to the forums.
I'm in Stirling myself.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:52 PM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:56 PM
Edited by Bootie, 19 June 2008 - 02:57 PM.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:10 PM
Ive also done some diagrams of pillboxes for them. I believe it may have been the same project you worked on as we also mapped out what was left of the tank blocks long the coast of Aberdeen.
The last excavation I did was at St Nicholas Church in Aberdeen which was a long project and I spent a few months excavating skeletons and old church walls. Details of that dig can be found here..
This is me standing on a 14th Century mortar floor within the church. Im 6'2 so we had dug quite a bit by then!!
Small world eh??
Check out my blog... be great if you could sign up for buzzfuse and maybe join in the discussions. Its free and they dont spam you, in fact they only mail you when I release a new article... sure would appreciate it!!
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 04:40 PM
A fellow archaeologist!! Ok so I'm not actually employed as one, I'm just an amateur (IFA Affiliate). Yeah, it was the DoB I was involved in, and the RCAHMS have just announced an initiative to rerun part of it in the Highlands and Islands. Bit too far this time.
Saw the Torry Battery stuff and liked it, I've actually got some stuff in the 2oth century military structures section of ourpasthistory. How's Co, not seen her for a while? Good work on the kirk, be interested in any more pics you have.
It's sunny down here, but blowing a highland gale. I'll have a look at the blog later. I'm also involved in www.online-archaeology.co.uk with Steve White btw.
Edited by The_Historian, 19 June 2008 - 04:48 PM.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:02 PM
I posted a link to more articles about the Kirk dig in my previous post... you should have a look... some excellent pictures. IIRC we have burials dating back to the 11th/12th century.
As for Co I have no idea. Im a lurker on the forums there.
As for the RCAHMS I did see that... unfortunatley round my way its all Air Raid shelters, Loopholes, Pillboxes and AT Obstacles. Oh to live on the coast of France. I would love to do some work over there. If I ever visit I'll be sure to bring my trowel...
Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:25 PM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:34 PM
Please continue to post info on your archaeological work. I worked on an archaeological excavation of Boston Common (Boston, Massachusetts USA) that included excavation of the British encampment from the US War of Independence. Digging for history is so much more enjoyable than digging to remove a tree stump!
Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:57 AM
Oliver Goldsmith, "I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:55 PM
I'll have to look at your websites. Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!
Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:10 AM
Need less to say a few things have changed.
I now run The Few Good Men... link in sig and everyone who is interested in wargaming or military discussion from Ancient to Afghanistan is welcome across.
Im looking to hopefully run a tournament between FGM and you CM guys here if anyone is interested?
Will go post in the CM section.
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