Loanhead

1908

Loanhead Boys gardening_1908

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA, formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh

 

Loanhead

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for sending me this photo.

Al wrote:

Gardening

"This photo was taken in Loanhead in 1908.  The young man (2nd row,  2nd from right) with his hand on his hip is George 'Dod' Cairns.  His Father was the water engineer who maintained the pump at Craig Cottage in Loanhead.

Cottage at Loanhead

'Dod' was my wife's Grandfather.  He was brought up at Craig Cottage.

Question

Can you suggest what group the boys might have belonged to, and what the occasion was?

Al Lorentzen, Inverness Illinois, USA, formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh

Reply to Al?

If you can suggest answers to the questions that Al asks above, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.    Peter Stubbs:  October 28, 2010

Return to Scotland

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for writing again and sending another photo.

Al wrote:

1915

Return to Scotland

"Here is another photo of my wife's grandfather, George 'Dod' Cairns.  He is young man in the gardening photo at the top of this page, standing (2nd row,  2nd from right) with his hand on his hip."

George 'Dod' Cairns

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA, formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh

"This photo was taken in 1915, after one of the Battle's of Ypres,  when he was back in Scotland, recovering from wounds."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness Illinois, USA, formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh

 

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