NO4519 : Guardbridge Mill

near to Guardbridge, Fife, Great Britain

Guardbridge Mill
Guardbridge Mill
Looking along the A919 and the western edge of the now closed paper mill.

It is along this line of sight that Guardbridge suffered a fatal air raid in April 1940.

The female fatality was waiting by the bus stop when she was caught in the blast from the first bomb.

The second bomb landed in the mill pond and fail to go off. Recently the mill pond was back filled to make a new car park but it occupied the area to the right of the hedging by the car and trailer.

The other casualty was a strafing injury sustained by the driver of the Craigie Farm truck who was being backed into the mill by the door under the mill clock. He made a full recovery.

Some children at the school just off to the right had a lucky escape when their school's woodwork shop was demolished by the blast. The building was empty, that morning's class in the building had been cancelled due to frozen pipes.

From information given by Mr Bob Russel, one of the lucky woodwork pupils at the school that morning.
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Wednesday, 17 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 450 194 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 450 197
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