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Firth of Forth


A postcard by J R Russel of Edinburgh  -  On the Firth of Forth

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Firth of Forth

Thank you to Graeme Munro, now living in Adelaide, South Australia, who wrote:

The Coast

"This picture, I presume, is the good fisherwives of Newhaven, (the fish sellers) collecting buckies.  In the early years of the war, we did the same thing along near Silverknowes.

We would take a 'fire can' with us plus another one to collect the buckies and boil them on the beach, extracting the feed with a safety pin. Eventually it was banned in the later 1940s, due to the sea being bespoiled with ink and oil etc."

The View

"We used to see the Yetts o' Muckhart hills through our window in Ferry Road Gardens, but the artist has them too far along the coast in my opinion."

Graeme Munro, Adelaide, South Australia:  November 16, 2008


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