"Patrick Hutton has contacted you about the
photographer, Arthur Wheatley, and the whereabouts of the whistle that was
on the locomotive, 'The Diver', that went down with the bridge.
Arthur was my Dad. He sadly died about
five years ago. I didn't actually know about the whistle, but I
spoke to my Mum yesterday and she was able to give me some details.
The whistle was kept in the family, but my Dad
never actually had it. It was passed to his Aunt, Ella Fisher, wife
of Portobello photographer,
Ella was the step-sister of my Grandad, George
Wheatley, engineer on the North British and latterly British Railways.
Jack and Ella died, a year between them, about ten years ago.
I suspect the whistle would have been passed
to one of their three children:
- Marian (who I think still lives in
- Norman (South Africa
fact, not South Africa. See 'Reply 2'.
- their third son (who I think is still
Chris Wheatley, Newmachar,