Nostalgia: A vital spark!

This week's photo was sent to us by Alex O'Brien and shows Alex and his family during a visit to Rothesay in the late 1950s.
This week's photo was sent to us by Alex O'Brien and shows Alex and his family during a visit to Rothesay in the late 1950s.

This week’s photo was sent to us by Alex O’Brien and shows Alex and his family during a visit to Rothesay in the late 1950s.

Alex tells us: “As well as my parents, sister and cousins there is one notable person at the front. A young Scottish actor who later found fame as Dan MacPhail engineer, of the puffer, in the famous BBC series The Vital Spark.

“It is John Grieve my late uncle who enjoyed a wee break ‘Doon the Watter’.”

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