Socceroo wrote:I was only 10 months old at the time so i do not actually recall it. (Aye i am 40 in March )
Although i am reliably informed by my mother that i was restless during the storm and put my finger in her eye resulting in hospital treatment.
I have always been fascinated by the storm of 1968, as when you speak to people who recall it, it is a bit like asking where were you when Kennedy was assassinated?
I done a bit of research on the storms in the Mitchell a few years ago. I think there were actually a number of fatalities. I recall reading that there was a Student Nurse killed in Clouston Street off Queen Margaret Drive when a chimney fell through the roof.
In the early eighties when i started in the Construction Industry i recall coming across a lot of botched Tenement repairs when we were refurbishing many of Glasgow's Tenements.
A lot of Roofing Contractors made a lot of money following the storm, indeed i understand a lot of them were able to retire after carrying out a period of about 18 months solid of repairing storm damaged roofs.
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