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MY RECOLLECTION of the bombing of Queen Margaret’s School on March 18 1941 differs from the account in your report on March 14 of Mr George Brown’s story.

You report that Mr Brown said that the school, in Queen Margaret’s Road, was totally destroyed by the parachute mine that landed on it.

What the mine landed on was the school gym, built a year or two earlier isolated in a field a considerable distance away from the old school main buildings. “Totally destroyed” is not quite accurate. The remains of the gym stood in the field for years after the event.

Probably the main school buildings suffered to some extent from the blast, but I have seen it reported that they suffered more at the hands of the military billeted in them than they did from the Germans.

Ray Lazenby

South Cliff

Scarborough