Thank you to James Morton-Robertson
for providing the photograph above.
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"This photograph is of me at Gullane with my
younger brother, Brian.
Gullane Bay is on the southern coast of the Firth of Forth in East
Lothian, about 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh. James recalls
visits to Gullane bay when he was a little older. He wrote:
"In the 1940s and '50s, our family and the
Purves family went to Gullane every Sunday, rain or shine, threading our
way through the barbed wire and dodging the mines.
I learned to swim in
Gullane Bay. We would take a tent, a flask filled with mince & mashed
potato, cooking pans, kettle, water container, swimming things. I
don't know how we carried it all.
We youngsters would look for discarded
lemonade bottles, get tuppence back on each which would buy us an
ice-cream for the bus journey home to St Andrew Square, then on to the no
5 tram to Nicholson St, then the longish walk home."
James Morton-Robertson: Sevenoaks, Kent, England:
July 1, 2007