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Jimmy Clark

Bank Row Bombing

Born: 0

Duration: 763 seconds

Type: Audio

Filesize: 12Mb

Recorded: 18 July 2017


About this recording

This recording was initially made in 1989 by Stuart Lawrence who was a P7 pupil at Hillhead Primary School in Wick. The P7 pupils interviewed grandparents, neighbours and friends of the school, recording their memories of the bombings that took place in Wick during World War 11. Jimmy Clark recalls that fateful day on 1st July 1940 when the bombing of Bank Row took place. He recalls that he was on the roof of the Portland Arms hotel Lybster, erecting a radio aerial, when he heard and felt the effect of the blast. He rushed to Wick to find his house had been damaged and he describes his frantic search for his wife and child. Fortunately they were both safe and unhurt. He goes on to describe various memories associated with the war. He also tells some of his wife's memories of close encounters during World War 11.


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