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Re: Souter Lighthouse...
Barry, John, the last time I was within touching distance of the Souter lighthouse was 29th March 1958. The weather was absolutely shocking. A thick fog, out at sea. A howling gale with horizontal sleet and hail. No, I wasn't in a boat, I was playing football for Felling Wanderers against Whitburn Colliery. The pitch was just to the side of the lighthouse which throughout the whole game blew its mighty foghorn. We were well and truly beaten, absolutely cream crackered and nearly deaf when the final whistle blew. As we left the pitch the whole team came and carried me shoulder high and cheered me to the changing rooms. Why? My namesake Mr What had just won the Grand National whilst we were playing at 18/1. We each won £18 - a fortune in those days.
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