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Americans Enjoying Christmas At The Silvertrees Hotel

A Memory of Bothwell

I lived at 13 Fallside Rd, and I remember as a child going up to the hotel window with other children to see these Americans celebrating Christmas, with a real Christmas tree. I think they missed their own families because I remember them coming and talking to us. My mother came and dragged me home with an American running after her, apologising to her and explaining that they mean'nt no harm. I left Bothwell in 1949 to emigrate to South australia

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Thu Aug 4th 2016, at 5:02 pm

wrmbrown commented:

I think your memory is faulty. The hotel near your home was the Clyde. Silvertrees was a large dwelling house until later. A girl in my class at Hamilton Academy called Maybelle Smith lived in Falside Rd. and emigrated to Oz about 1949. Roy..

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