The face and body are both facing towards the viewer and this is referred to in heraldry as 'affront'.A knight errant, if up to no good (and perhaps ashamed of his behaviour) would not want to be identified, so he would cover the crest on his shield with a black cloth - black affront - hence the Scottish phrase meaning 'embarrassed'. Maybe it was the wartime rations that left us hungry.Four years later Lizzie married my grandfather, Frank Ryan.
Sufferers might complain of mild itchiness and a burning sensation, and sometimes sores developed.
One of life's pleasures is getting together with old school friends over a meal to reminisce about the old days, and to catch up on our lives-after-school.
Since we're spread all over the world now, it's not so easy to get together this is an attempt to create a poor substitute by publishing some of the stories we might tell. New contributions are always at the top - you should begin reading from the bottom of the page since a few of the more recent tales refer to earlier ones. A reminder that when your cursor changes to a hand over words or photographs it's inviting you to click for further information. Muriel's recent question "What did Grannie Look Like? The picture that springs to my mind is of her, not long before she died, hunkered down in front of a coal fire, her legs wide open to the hearth, showing off the legs of her bloomers, her stockings held up by elastic, and toasting her corned beef legs. At the age of 19 she married Thomas Maxwell from Tayport who was 20 years old.
Later in life when our thinking kicked in we reckon that we were easy to identify, being twins BUT we always had an alibi which was that it wasn't me it was Christine or vice versa!
This did not work, of course, when we were out together..terrors of the village!