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Piper Stuart mystery solved


By Alistair Whitfield


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LAST month we asked for help to identify the seven men in this picture.

The photo has been passed down through the years to our photographer Eric Cormack.

It includes one of his relatives, who went by the nickame 'Piper' Stuart.

However, Eric did not know who he was among the seven men.

He was also curious about why the men were dressed like this and where the photo was taken.

Plenty of people have been in touch since.

From the information we have received we have been able to answer quite a few questions.

Thanks to everyone for their help.

The men were members of Air Raid Precautions team during the Second World War and they held their meetings in a hut down Garrowood Road in Grange.

From left to right:-

W 'Piper' Stuart who stayed at Cedarwood Cottage;

? Cooper;

R Henderson who was a joiner;

Sandy McDonald;

Bill Cruickshank who was the hallkeeper at Cournhill;

?;

James Reid of Fowlwood Farm, Knock.



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