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> Evacuation, world war 2
KateMc
post 12th Jun 2014, 11:26am
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Hi DannyH

Don't know what I was thinking - I can send these pages as an Email attachment.

There are 42 pages for the main story, 16 for the sequel and two pages of notes. So it's
probably too big to send here. It would be easy to Email since I have them filed by Chapter and
can sent them like that.

I can't send this type of file on the Boards

KateMc
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DannyH
post 12th Jun 2014, 11:47pm
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Hi DannyH

Don't know what I was thinking - I can send these pages as an Email attachment.

There are 42 pages for the main story, 16 for the sequel and two pages of notes. So it's
probably too big to send here. It would be easy to Email since I have them filed by Chapter and
can sent them like that.

I can't send this type of file on the Boards

KateMc


Hello Kate

Thank you for the personal message you have sent me, together with the above post.
Please don't be annoyed, but what is in the story you are talking about? Is it the story of your evacuation? If so just download them on to the Glasgow Guide, just as you would if it was a photo you were putting on the Glasgow Guide. It will probably mean you have to give each page a different file name, then download them a few at a time.

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Danny Harris






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KateMc
post 13th Jun 2014, 03:40am
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Hi Danny,

I sent you a PM saying that I have already transferred your blog into Word
and that's how many pages I ended up with. I'll be happy to E-mail them
to you if you send me your address. I did try to send it on the boards but
it wont accept that kind of document.

I've never done this before and I haven.t figures out how to set the
margins - I was really surprised to see how it looked when I posted the
first one.

KateMc
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KateMc
post 13th Jun 2014, 07:45pm
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Hi Danny,

I's your story I want to send. I thought you might like to read it. I actually printed it but thought
It would be easier by Email, if you want it.

I really enjoyed doing this ... Your story touched a lot of people.

KateMc
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mairead
post 4th Nov 2014, 12:57pm
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Danny. I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I was also evacuated but just to Bonawe House at Taynuilt. I don't remember much about it although I have been told that I was a menace for disappearing and on one occasion I somehow managed to lock myself in some kind of electricity shed. Fortunately for me I didn't touch anything. Now I know why my mother kept reins on me till I was a lot bigger.


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DannyH
post 9th Dec 2014, 11:53pm
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QUOTE (mairead @ 4th Nov 2014, 01:14pm) *
Danny. I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I was also evacuated but just to Bonawe House at Taynuilt. I don't remember much about it although I have been told that I was a menace for disappearing and on one occasion I somehow managed to lock myself in some kind of electricity shed. Fortunately for me I didn't touch anything. Now I know why my mother kept reins on me till I was a lot bigger.


Hello again mairead

I am a bit late in getting back to you, but thank you for your kind comment, and thank you for taking the time to read my story.

Like my younger brother, you would be too young to remember much about your evacuation days, but at least you do remember that life wasn't quite the same as living in a Glasgow tenement! If you hadn't been evacuated, you wouldn't have been in some kind of electricity shed, you would have been found 'raking the midden' for luckies, i.e. empty ginger bottles. They were always worth a ha'penny!

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Danny
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DannyH
post 18th Dec 2014, 12:08am
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Hello All

Just a short, but very appreciative, note to thank Martin.

Because of his website, I have been found by an old Canadian pal of mine whom I haven't seen since I left Canada 70 years ago!

A Big thank you Martin.

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Danny Harris
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Elma
post 18th Dec 2014, 05:16am
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That's such good news, Danny. 70 years, I wonder if you have changed, laugh.gif. This just shows that these boards really work and how exciting it can be to meet again. clap.gif
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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Betsy2009
post 18th Dec 2014, 09:11am
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I second that, Danny.
I've just found my family that I haven't seen for 50 years.
Feels great, doesn't it.
Merry Christmas!
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post 22nd Dec 2014, 09:09pm
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Hello Danny! Although I have been a member for many years on here, until today,I am sorry to say I had not read any of your evacuation story. However, I have made up for it and just read every word and this is to say, like everyone else, I enjoyed it greatly. There is nothing wrong with your memory pal.
I noted that you sailed on the Rangitiki. My boss, when I worked for the Co-op back in the late 50s told me he was a butcher on the Rangitki throughout the war, so he possibly made your breakfast sausages! Another thing - I am sure you know the phrase, 'Once a Sapper, always a Sapper', and to read that you also were in the Corps was another co-incidence. I did my 'six' and could write a (small) book about the fun of blowing things up!.
All the best Danny and I wish your stories were longer. Thanks.
Rab. thumbup.gif

PS. I have been to Canada several times and have friends and family there. I will be back in May 2015 to hopefully surprise some long-lost cousins in B.C. The Canadians are the best! (Possibly because most are of Scots roots!)


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post 22nd Dec 2014, 09:21pm
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Danny - bring back memories? wink.gif *Click to enlarge.

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DannyH
post 22nd Dec 2014, 10:54pm
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Hello Rab

Thank you very much for your kind post.

The lower photo of the Duchess of York brought back memories of the voyage to Canada.

I remember standing towards the bow end of the ship watching a few of the sailors doing gun practice, for shooting at enemy aircraft. Thankfully no aircraft ever attacked us. This was a blessing because these merchant navy sailors were frinding it difficult to get things right - even they were laughing. Sadly some of them would have been on board when the ship was eventually destroyed by enemy action later in the war.

It was a pleasant journey for me. Two to a cabin with steward attention. The trip back on the Rangatiki was different. It was converted into a troop ship. We slept in a large area deep in the bowels of the ship, i camp beds. Salt water showers.

It was interesting to hear that you knew somebody who sailed on her. He could tell you a few stories!

Regards

Danny
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