Category Archives: Lang syne

Stories, poems annecdotes of bygone Glass.

Glass Remembered …

Those of you who enjoy looking back at times gone by might like to take a look at our “Lang Syne” section, under the Glimpses of Glass at the top of the page.

Recently,  Marina Alexander kindly contacted us with some very interesting facts and information which we are in the process of placing online.  You can find this under the heading “Glass Remembered” within the Lang Syne page.  It is hoped the information will help retain and share some of the history of Glass,  and also, that the information is an aid for those who are interested in their Glass ancestry.

When we look back, sometimes there are parts of the past that are missing or blurred.  If you can fill in the blanks to some of the “unknowns” in these pages, please add your comments at the bottom of the relevant page.

If you have knowledge of the history of Glass that you would like to share, please do get in touch with us by clicking here

Old Road Map

Tim Austin from  has an old map of Aberdeenshire (probably 1800’s) and he thought we might like to see a photo he has of the Glass area.  Tim mentions that it’s really interesting trying to work out how the roads have changed. For example, you can see how the A920 has evolved out of several older roads and a number of roads are now longer there (or not as public roads).  Click on the map for a larger version.
Old Map of Glass Area

Old Map of Glass Area

At the moment, the map is not for sale, but if anyone is interested in seeing it or other parts of it then please use the details from the web site to get in touch or make a visit.

Glass War Memorial

Ted Andrews kindly informed us of a recent article from the War Memorials Trust which mentioned the Glass War Memorial.

We are grateful to the War Memorials Trust for providing the back-issue of their article (Bulletin 58). You can download this back issue and read it on your own computer by clicking here  The Glass War Memorial is featured on page 11.

  • You can find a wealth of information regarding war memorials in the local area by visiting the Kinnethmont website
    • Information relating to the Glass War Memorial can be found by clicking here

You can find more detailed information in our “Glass Remembered ….” webpages here

Marina Alexander has kindly shared this very nice photograph of the Glass War Memorial at a time when Mr Hadden looked after it.

Glass War Memorial

If you have photographs or stories of Glass from times gone by that you’d like to share, please do get in touch with us here.