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ww2 in Glasgow
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Frank Dawson from Holland on Sea, Essex. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
In 1940 when I was 6 years old our family moved to Glasgow From the highlands so that my parents could look after my grandfather.
My father started work at Blochairn Steelworks which were situated about 500 yards from our home.The works were a perfect target for German bombers but I have no recollection of them being hit by bombs. We were lucky.Not once did we leave our home to go into the air raid shelters during the war which was probably a bit foolish.
Myself and my friends had a wonderful childhood during that period. We did not have much money but it did not matter. We found plenty to amuse ourselves.For example after there was an air raid we would go out and find pieces of shrapnel and barrage balloon silk.
Our kitchen table had a cover of the silk.
I have nothing but happy memories of that time although I still miss the beauty of my former highland home.

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