Thank you to Ian Thomson, New
South Wales, Australia, for allowing me to reproduce this photograph.
"My father, Jimmy Thomson, is 4th from the
left in the back row of this photo of the Edinburgh Gas Dept taken on May
He returned from Canada during the depression,
to work for the Gas Co, then came out to settle in Australia in
I remember, many times, as a boy going with
him down the close off the Canongate."
Ian Thomson: New South Wales, Australia:
February 26, 2008