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Benmore Students in the rain
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No: 3683   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1959
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
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The midges would have a field day if it was summer time.?

Added by Leslie Phillip on 09 May 2017.
This must be one of the best pictures on this site of the many bad weather days in forestry, it is the guy in the middle his expression says it all.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 21 May 2017.
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