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The Breakfast revolt or was it revolting? What did you have for breakfast-or what did you not have—and what has it to do with taking samples from the river? Is there a Breakfast that you really detest?

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Tale33Older readers will easily remember the Glasgow Fogs. I remember them for various reasons. Going to the Whitevale Baths in the evenings when the fog was extremely heavy and traffic was not running, one just had to follow the tram lines from the Green up Abercrombie St, at the first junction you turned right along the Gallowgate and you soon reached the Baths. Interesting that they stayed open whenever they could; not just shutting the doors at the drop of a hat.

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river 32For most of my life, there was an old sailing ship lying at our Custom House Quay. Nearby were the heaps of sand and gravel unloaded onto the quay wall from small puffers that could make it up under the bridges.

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tale31When I was young I enjoyed dismantling things and trying to put them together again in different forms. Breaking up my toys became a speciality.

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This tale may not appeal as much to people who do not know the area of Glasgow around the river though I am sure you will all have local areas where the same thing has happened.

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Armistice Day got me thinking of the number of drownings at home related to wars. Soldiers returning from the Napoleonic Wars, Soldiers of the Boer War possibly not wishing to have to be involved in WW1, soldiers guarding our Docks and sailors on ships in our harbour during both WW1 and WW2 fell into the Clyde during heavy fogs and of course the blackout.

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