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Great holmertz 2019-09-16 3:01

Hello Bev,
For natural reasons I had never heard of that terrible storm, but I guess the memory of it is still strong in Eyemouth and probably the entire UK. I was surprised to see the memorial monument on the internet. Those figures are much smaller than I imagined from your photos. I was also surprised to see a headline of "Women and Bairns". Another Scandinavian influence on the language. The Swedish word for child/children is "barn". (No connection to an English barn, of course) ;-)
This view on the other hand looks very safe and nice. The boat is a great eye-catcher with its bright colours and rather funny design.
Kind regards,
Gert

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Old 09-16-2019, 11:07 AM
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Thank you for your thoughtful critique, Gert.

I was very interested to learn of the connection between the local 'bairn' and Swedish 'barn'.
'Bairn' is a word often used in northern England, in reference to a baby.
It seems to confirm the strong effect that the Scandinavian races had upon the northern regions of the U.K.

My warm regards, Bev
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