From poverty to poverty,a Scotsman encounters Canada

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From poverty to poverty,a Scotsman encounters Canada

Postby bill » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:55 pm

Was browsing and found this book cover, which of course was instantly recognisable.Not the man ,the background.

A book by Ian(John) Morrans, born in Campbeltown early 1930s .

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http://ianmooremorrans.com/from-poverty ... rs-canada/

https://books.google.com/books?id=tdgP- ... an&f=false
I know my Summer'll never come
I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: From poverty to poverty,a Scotsman encounters Canada

Postby jdcarra » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:14 am

Well spotted Bill.

The lifeboat "The City of Glasgow" remember doing drawing then a lino cut of it in my school year at the grammar.
Great reading in the book with all the old slang words :) .
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Re: From poverty to poverty,a Scotsman encounters Canada

Postby bill » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:27 pm

I did wonder JD if he has any relatives still in the town.I do remember there was Morrans's over John St.

That must be "The City of Glasgow 2",as the original "City of Glasgow" was stationed in Campbeltown 1929–1952.
"The City of Glasgow 2" was stationed there 1952–1979.........I think.I do remember my uncle was the crew mechanic for many years .
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Re: From poverty to poverty,a Scotsman encounters Canada

Postby Doreen » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:17 am

Sounds like a really good read. I'm off to buy it now! :)
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Re: From poverty to poverty,a Scotsman encounters Canada

Postby bill » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:14 pm

I'll be interested to hear your opinion Doreen.Hope you enjoy.
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