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TITLE
Boy in Highland dress, near Corpach
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BURT_004
PLACENAME
Corpach
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
DATE OF IMAGE
1939
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Colin Burt
ASSET ID
22001
KEYWORDS
Second World War
evacuation
evacuees
houses
bungalows
World War II
Boy in Highland dress, near Corpach

This is a photograph of 7 year old Colin Burt, in Highland dress, near Corpach in Lochaber. In the background are Lochs Linnhe and Eil, and Ben Nevis.

In October 1939, with the onset of war, Colin Burt and his mother were evacuated from their home in London and came to stay with their elderly relatives, near Corpach. While living in the Highlands, he attended school at Fort William.

In 1940, Colin and his mother rejoined his father at their home in London. Colin now lives in Australia and kindly sent his story and photographs to the team at Am Baile, giving his permission for them to be published on the website.

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Boy in Highland dress, near Corpach

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

1930s

Second World War; evacuation; evacuees; houses; bungalows; World War II

Colin Burt

This is a photograph of 7 year old Colin Burt, in Highland dress, near Corpach in Lochaber. In the background are Lochs Linnhe and Eil, and Ben Nevis. <br /> <br /> In October 1939, with the onset of war, Colin Burt and his mother were evacuated from their home in London and came to stay with their elderly relatives, near Corpach. While living in the Highlands, he attended school at Fort William. <br /> <br /> In 1940, Colin and his mother rejoined his father at their home in London. Colin now lives in Australia and kindly sent his story and photographs to the team at Am Baile, giving his permission for them to be published on the website.