Recollections

Queensferry Ferry

and weekends at the caravan near Kinghorn, Fife

On the Queensferry Ferry - Forth Rail Bridge in Background  -  1940s

 Crossing from Sqout Queensferry in the 1940s   -  Forth Rail Bridge in the background

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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     Crossing from Sqout Queensferry in the 1940s   -  Forth Rail Bridge in the background ©

The destination - Kinghorn

   Holiday Caravan near Kinghorn, Fife.  Bob Gournay, now living in Biggar, Lanarkshire, spent holidays here in the late 1940s. ©

 

Queensferry Ferry

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who remembers sailing on the Queensferry ferry in the late 1940s for weekends spent at his caravan near Kinghorn, Fife

Describing the photograph taken on the ferry (at the top of this page) Bryan wrote:

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"This photo, taken with the familyís well-travelled Box Brownie, paints a vivid picture of how life was so very different 60 years ago Ė particularly peopleís style of dress.

The photo of my aunties and me on the ferry is striking for the outfit of the unknown biker on the left. Not for him todayís lycra tight-fitting, trendy cycling gear, helmet, gloves and elbow pads, showing off his bulging thighs and calf muscles.

Heís happy with a pair of un-ironed khaki shorts and woollen socks at his ankles, displaying his much less well-developed legs. The only thing slick about him is his Brylcreemed hair style.

I donít think his bike had too many gears, if any. Iím sure someone will be able to tell us what year and model it is."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland,  April 19, 2007

 

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