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Re: BLAIKIE RE: HISTORY 1900 U.K.
Posted by: Gerald Blaikie Date: March 10, 2001 at 09:35:21
In Reply to: BLAIKIE RE: HISTORY 1900 U.K. by robert blaikie of 58

In 1900 my Blaikie ancestors lived in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland. My great grandfather, John Blaikie was one of the earliest recipients of a Carnegie Hero Fund award in 1911. He risked his life in clearing a barrow from the line as an express train approached Polmont Station on 5th August 1911.
The page of the Roll of Honour describing the incident was on display during September and October 1999 at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline. I had an exhibition on display at the time "Landmarks of Literacy: Glasgow's Carnegie Libraries".


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