A Day at the
to Musselburgh Races with Bob Gordon and Andy Abbott. A day
at the Musselburgh races was great fun and the tram ride from the GPO in
Waterloo Place cost only 3d (1¼p).
We stood with the spectators at
the five-foot high dyke on Linkfield Road until the horses thundered past,
and then ran across the course to the free enclosure.
It was separated from the paying
enclosure by a high iron fence, but bets were passed through to bookies'
runners on the other side.
the midst of all this, people walked about with billboards slung round
their necks displaying such messages as:
'Prepare to meet
Thy God' and
- 'The end of the World
Ian M Malcolm: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland: January 24 2010