1961 was travelling from Newbattle School to Gorebridge in a SMT
double decker bus which was packed with kids.
On Crawlee Road, a back road between Newtongrange and
Gorebridge, the bus fell over into a field.
My friend and I escaped through the roof miraculously there
was no one injured.
I still remember the bus conductor running as fast as he could, with
his hat falling off, to get help."
Report of Accident
"I was only twelve
at the time and remember seeing the bus on its side on the front
page of a newspaper, canít remember which one.
If that happened these days it would have been on the ITN
I would be very grateful if
anybody could find this picture or the
Ian Hamilton, Galashiels, Scottish Borders: February 5 + 9 + 12, 2009