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Young Boy Playing At Nursery With Wheelbarrow Made By His Grandfather, July 1965


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John Skene (standing) with his grandson, David Ewing.

"John Skene, my father, who was caretaker [and] David Ewing, my son, who was three years old.

"My father was retired and worked part-time in [the] nursery. He was supposed to look after [the] boiler for heating but did many extras, including mending and repairing all furniture - beds, cots, toys - and also made toys for [the] children. He made the wheelbarrow that David is pushing. When we visited he used to take David down with him to play with the children." - Helen Ewing (née Skene) [2003]

Donor number: 0135-006

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