Re­mark­able mem­ory

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - COMMENT -

“In your col­umn the other day was a pho­to­graph show­ing what was thought to be the Queen Mother at Lord Roberts Work­shop,” emails Ken Kennedy.

“Look­ing at the pho­to­graph, it cer­tainly looks like the in­side of the work­shop and it is of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est as my father-in-law Robert (Bob) McArthur was man­ager there for many years.

“Lord Roberts Work­shop, at the junc­tion of Scott Street and Gle­nagnes Road, was vis­ited by the Queen Mother ev­ery year for many years and she came to know all the work­ers and would ask about their fam­i­lies and en­quire af­ter their health at ev­ery visit. She had a re­mark­able mem­ory and the car­ing she showed made her very pop­u­lar with the men.

“I have sent one of many pho­to­graphs which I have of her vis­its. This is from the later 1970s (I’m not sure ex­actly what year as it is not specif­i­cally dated) and shows my father-in-law, on the Queen Mother’s right hand side, with other work­ers and of­fi­cials.”

The Queen Mother was al­ways a popluar vis­i­tor to Dundee. See more on the left about her in­ter­est in Lord Roberts Work­shop.

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