Tales from Dunbar

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TALESFROMDUNBAR

Myfather,whodiedwhenIwas18yearsold,toldmetales abouthisgrandfather,Robert,whowasafishermaninthe ScottishtownofDunbar,wheremyfathervisitedforholidays.

Ibecame agrandfatherforthefirsttimelastyear,soInowrecall thesestoriesandlookatphotographalbumsofmyfather's familytrips,withmanyquestionsinmyheadaboutthese inheritedmemories.

SomephotographsshowRobert'sopen-deckfishingboat'Pearl' -settingofffortheNorthSeafromthesafetyofDunbar harbour.Anarticleinthelocalpaperalsodescribeshimputting outtoseainastorm,rescuingtwoseamen whoseboathadgot intodifficulties.

Suchfamilyphotographsandtalesencouragesentimental impressionsandheroiccaricatures. So,overthepastyear orso, IhavetravelledupfromYorkshiretomeetandlistentopeople inthisexpandingtown,helpingmegainaclearer senseof Dunbarasarealplace.

WithspecialthankstothepeopleofDunbar,whohavemade myvisitstothetownsuchadelightfulexperienceandthose whowerewillingtotalkandtobephotographedaspartofthis project,including:

BobBambery,JamesBisset,MichaelandStanleyBlair, SamChristopherson,JimmyCowan,RobertDavis, GordonEasingwood,GaryFairbairn,JoGibson,JackInglis, SarahJamieson,GillLast,MichaelLenk, KennyMaule, Maricica,SandyRobb,theSchoenfamily,IanSmith, JimmyVirtueandJoWaddell.

GerardListon www.objective.uk.com
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