At School in 1945
"About April 1945
(the war was still on) I was a school kid and a friend of the Bobby
Wightman family, Egg Merchants in Edinburgh.
The company was
based near Dublin Street, but the family lived on Mayfield Road near
King's Buildings. Their house cost £1,800, about 1943.
The previous owner of the house
had had a pet
monkey, and the place stank initially!"
Egg Packing Station
"Well, in Stromness,
Orkney, there was an egg packing station and I helped out there for
a month or so. I returned to Leith on the Leith steamship, 'The
remember that when we reached Leith Harbour, the Captain, named Moody,
produced a megaphone and bellowed: "Open the bridge!" as we
approached the berth on The Shore, which incidentally was outside
the customs area."
The Wightman Family
"John Wightman had 3
was in the egg business. His children were Margaret who married
Gordon Wilkinson (Leyland Trucks) and John.
Accountant who had 2 daughters.
Doctor down Broughton way, as I remember it."
Alastair James Berry,
Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada: (Retired, Age 86) 21