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That’s me 13 months old in the Pram on the left, with my Brother Robert nearly two years old.

16th October 1939
That's me 13 months old in the Pram on the left, with my Brother Robert nearly two years old.

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1939 – One Autumn day Robert and I were taken out by Granny Legget and Uncle Tom aged 14, in our blue canvas pram, for our morning walk along past Craigleith Quarry. The peaceful morning was suddenly broken by a very noisy black German Aeroplane flying very low along the River Forth followed by a RAF Spitfire with guns blazing.

Granny turned to Tom and said “Humbug”, these noisy Aeroplanes have frightened the boys they shouldn’t be allowed to fly that low”. This was the year 1939 and it turned out to be the first German attack of World War Two on the Forth Rail Bridge.

Dean Village Memories Added by Dean Village Memories Attributed to: David Le Sueur

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