It’s as if I need another excuse to
waste precious time conduct more educational research on the internet.
Toronto Tam sends me a link to a brilliant site called Secret Wiki Scotland which contains fantastically interesting details about some of Scotland’s hidden corners.
For example a quick look through the contents for stuff local to the BLFP finds information on the location of a World War 2 searchlight in Helensburgh. Particularly interesting to me because I understand that later my grandfather had a scrapyard and depot near to the location. I have been told that some of the local worthies at the time referred to the yard as being in “Handover Street”
Then there’s a piece on the Loch Lomond Radium Works (I kid you not!)
The photos there include a wartime ariel shot of Dumbarton taken by the Luftwaffe as well as other contemporary gems. The photo of the experimantal ship tank is instantly recognisable as the building continues to exist as a museum.
There’s also a shot of the fitting out basin at Denny’s, now the home of Dumbarton FC.
These are the types of site where this blogger can get lost for hours.