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BUCKHAVEN'S SECRET

 
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: BUCKHAVEN'S SECRET Reply with quote

Thanks to Ann Mirtle for the photo and to Norman Myles for sending it.
UKNIWM not on.
Situated on College Street, Buckhaven.



The wording on the plaque reads:
“Buckhaven’s Secret. This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Robert Birrell (31), George Irvine (13), George Jensen (15), Robert Jensen (14), Joe Kinnear (13), Robert Kinnear (10), John Thomson (12), Henry Walton (14), Henry Wilkie (37), James Wilkie (13).

who died as a result of a tragic accident on Monday
2nd June 1941. The group was collecting scrap
metal for the war effort when a military device
was accidentally detonated at the 'Jawbanes'
They lost their lives and shattered the
heart of the local community.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bit more information on this tragic accident can be found here:

http://www.fifefire.gov.uk/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.display&objectid=00E80655-E7FE-C7EA-02F2F58BFC5E19FF

It is an article about the unveiling of the memorial.

Adam
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