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Alastair W. Forbes – Playing in the Dean Village

Alastair W. Forbes  - Playing in the Dean Village

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At the time, I think I was playing with John Adams in the Water of Leith. I climbed on to the Iron Bridge and decided to walk over the Iron Bridge from the High Green side, with my feet on the Hand Rails, balancing like a Tight Rope Walker.

After about a quarter of the walk, I fell into the Water of Leith on my bottom, which was very painful.

Lucky for me, the depth of the water was a bit deeper than normal, which saved me from something worse. I had a fair bit bruising on my bottom.

We also used the Water of Leith for paddling over to the Island ( as showing — bottom — middle of photograph ) and building Dam’s to block the water between the Island and Garden Wall ( which is to the lower part — right of the photograph ). Great times .

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