1967 Fete at Crossbasket


1967 Rev Donald Caskie at CrossbasketThe Rev Dr Donald Caskie opened a May fete at Crossbasket House, High Blantyre in 1967. He was better known as “the Tartan Pimpernel” for his exploits in helping servicemen escape from France in the war.

He opened the fete at the James Little Training College in the grounds of Crossbasket in aid of the Roosevelt Memorial Polio Fund. The heavens opened though and as can be seen when the minister and friends attempted a shot at the darts stall, he had to take part under an umbrella.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

On Blantyre Project Social media, used with permission here, strictly not for use on any other website or publication:

Rena Caullay I see my cousins Jackie and Duncan m c Dade. X.
Irene Dickman I see my cousins too Rena. Duncan holding the umbrella and Jack to the left of the photo.
Rena Caullay Yes. It was a nice surprise Irene. X.

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