Monday, 17 November 2008

Mars Training Ship of Dundee

Scots author Gordon Douglas is trying to trace what happened to over 6500 homeless and destitute boys from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee sent to the Mars training ship moored on the River Tay, at Dundee, during the sixty years following 1869, where they were to learn new skills and keep out of trouble.

As well as his book "We'll Send Ye Tae the Mars" Gordon has also set up a new website at www.sonsofthemars.com on which you can search for relatives who may have lived on board.

The BBC have a story on the project at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7716431.stm .

Chris

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