Workers at the Yard
think my Dad started working at the yard in 1954. He was was the
youngest worker in the yard at the time, so everyone else who
worked there then will likely have since passed on.
Dad says that Sid was
a nice guy to work for, and often mentions his memories of the 14 years
he worked at the yard.
I can remember vaguely
when I was 3 or 4 years old, Dad took me to work one morning and I got
to operate a few of the forklift's levers,
Chalmers yard had a
few forklifts, as well as the Scotch Derrick cranes. They must
have been good memories for Dad!
also recalls an the old guy, Peter Thomson, who had retired in
the early-1950s. He had asked to come back for a few weeks, but
stayed for a year, maybe two."
Drew Shortel, Newhaven,
Edinburgh: 1 February 2013