by the ICT Club
Thursday, 28 January 2016
In class ( 21.1.2016 ) a nice lady called Alice Seymour sent in some of her memories from when the Forth Rail Bridge was being built. Alice had typed up some information for us about how some of her family were killed trying to build the bridge. For example her Father Peter McLucas ( her maiden name) was a painter on the bridge in the 1940's and 50's. There was no health and safety then and the men had no special clothes or special equipment to keep them safe when working. He died from the paint red lead ( the paint had a lead base which is now banned but the men did not know that the paint was making them ill). Near the end we all had to write a letter back saying thank you and something about the information so Alice knew we were listening. What I remember is the story of a 13 year old boy fell and landed at his farther's feet (all the class gasped).