"I'm attaching a photo of me in Wardie
uniform (about 1961) holding a quite pricy 'Holdsworth' bike in
the back gardens area at Boswall Quadrant.
My brother and father were always
stripping and rebuilding bikes in the hallway of our house. My
brother was particularly good at that, getting quality frames and
making them up into really quite good bikes and re-selling them."
"I'm standing in our garden, which was
unfortunately regularly shamed by that of Mr Walker behind me,
which resembled the Chelsea Flower Show practically the whole year
Ours never did! We did manage to
grow potatoes in it, though, and very good they were. I wish
I had the space and the knack now."
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland: August 6, 2006