I was born on 20 October 1904 in the town of Falkirk, Scotland. 1 This is a well-known town in Scottish history, lying half-way between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the scene of many battles between the English and the Scotch and later the scene of a very famous battle when Bonnie Prince Charlie was trying to seize the throne of the United Kingdom.
What's it like in appearance? You have been back, have you?
Many times. It's a little town in the centre of a large industrial area. The main industries there are the great ironworks. Close to that area are coal-mining districts, and so the ironworks have grown up close to the coal deposits. The bulk of the people in the town of Falkirk and the surrounding towns and villages are men engaged in the great blast furnaces, the steel mills, and the iron-