This is Walter Henderson, former Calder Street pupil.
In January 1978, Walter built himself a nice accommodating igloo after a heavy snowfall. Had he provided an answer to Blantyre’s housing shortage? Well no, it was nothing more than a Royal Navy lark.
Walter (18) decided to relieve the boredom of his Fire Duty with his Royal Navy unit at Kirkcaldy by building himself a snowhouse.
Walter joined the Royal Navy in 1976 and served as an Ordnance Electrical Mechanic with H.M.S Cochrane at Rosyth. His mother Christina, at that time lived in Winton Crescent.
Being a sensible lad, Walter declined to spend a night in his creation. Do you know Walter or what became of him?
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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