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End of WW2
There are 3 messages in this section.

Gordon Chisholm from New Zealand. Posted 26 May 2004.
Two lasting childhood memories of the war's end.

A massive bonfire on the spare ground alongside Lynburn Road school in Penilee. We had a soldier, ex-prisoner of war of the Japanese, brought out in a wheelchair to light the fire. As kids we had never seen anyone so thin and fragile, we talked about the soldier for days afterwards.

Another memory was the gift from the people of Canada of a shipload of big red apples for the schoolchildren of Glasgow. Every kid was given two, each wrapped in tissue paper.
The smell of the fruit was wonderful and for many of us it was the first real apple we had experienced in our young lives. We kept the tissue papers for ages and would bring them out to smell and reminisce about the "world's greatest apples ever".
Betty Galbraith from australia. Posted 7 Jun 2004.
Gordon I too have remembered the Canadian apples. I haven't come across any as nice or such nice looking apples, even on a visit to Canada since!

Sam Edgar from Edmonton, Canada. Posted 5 Apr 2005.
I too remember the bonfire in Penilee. We lived at 8 Moorpark ave, and I went to Ralston school at that time, then went to Govan high. Seems like yesterday.

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