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Re: Grange Rd Station Hotel, Caledonian St etc demolition
Posted by Allan Campbell on January 8, 2018, 11:07 am, in reply to "Grange Rd Station Hotel, Caledonian St etc demolition"
Mac I remember been taken down to watch the exercise. It would be that my father and an uncle were in the Hebburn & Jarrow Specials and put on duty for it.
I seem to recall it was a exercise for an nuclear attack type aftermath. But it could have been just the reason for the exercise being held due to the large area being cleared.
It was more like a WW2 air raid aftermath, heavy and maybe it got out of hand.
I would have been about 12 at the time and I think Mum and I were stood near the church/? Ben Lomond pub ?
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