Benmore Students in the rain
This one of a set of images from photocopier scans and is courtesy of the staff at Glenbranter Forest Office.
Little was known of the details of people apart from a couple of names written on one of the images but one former student Bob Boyd has been tracked down to Northern Ireland and has provided the following information:
‘The one of Andy Orr and Bill Mason sheltering from the rain is very expressive, you can see the misery in their faces.’
The 1958-1960 trainees are in the middle of a young forestry planting all kitted out for the west Argyll heavy rain showers and stoically awaiting a dry spell.
Behind Andy and Bill are more students under what looks a bit like a tarpaulin (not sure) but a pair of hands can be seen holding a book or newspaper. Perhaps the tarpaulin was a no smoking zone!
Picture added on 09 May 2017 at 08:15