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TITLE
Letter Home Guard HQ Ref: Lybster Harbour Bridge
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_7_08
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
7 January 1941
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6101
KEYWORDS
home guard
explosives
lybster harbour bridge
demolition
Letter Home Guard HQ Ref: Lybster Harbour Bridge

Letter informing Home Guard Commander that the explosives necessary for the demolition of Lybster Harbour Bridge were stored in the drill hall in Lybster in a locked cupboard.

The location of the two keys available for this cupboard is given and the concern is raised that too many locals have a key to enter the hall. A suggestion, that a "Yale lock" be placed on the door, is made. Also "no smoking or naked flame" signs are to be placed in this room.

The writer, Lieutenant Sainsbury, wished to meet the men who would be responsible for using the explosives, should it become necessary.

Lieutenant Sainsbury closes the letter with his signature.

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Letter Home Guard HQ Ref: Lybster Harbour Bridge

CAITHNESS: Wick

1940s

home guard; explosives; lybster harbour bridge; demolition

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Letter informing Home Guard Commander that the explosives necessary for the demolition of Lybster Harbour Bridge were stored in the drill hall in Lybster in a locked cupboard. <br /> <br /> The location of the two keys available for this cupboard is given and the concern is raised that too many locals have a key to enter the hall. A suggestion, that a "Yale lock" be placed on the door, is made. Also "no smoking or naked flame" signs are to be placed in this room.<br /> <br /> The writer, Lieutenant Sainsbury, wished to meet the men who would be responsible for using the explosives, should it become necessary.<br /> <br /> Lieutenant Sainsbury closes the letter with his signature.