The Rev Dr Donald Caskie opened a May fete at Crossbasket House, High Blantyre in 1967. He was better known as “the Tartan Pimpernel” for his exploits in helping servicemen escape from France in the war.
He opened the fete at the James Little Training College in the grounds of Crossbasket in aid of the Roosevelt Memorial Polio Fund. The heavens opened though and as can be seen when the minister and friends attempted a shot at the darts stall, he had to take part under an umbrella.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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