Monday, 27 July 2009


For many years a jovial ex miner called JT would enjoy his early morning constitutional from Lochore, where he lived, along the coal road to Kelty road end.  Most mornings my son, Alexander, and I would join him on the short trip to the school bus at the end of the road. 

JT always had a new tale to tell, a colourful anecdote or a bit of political commentary.  He would speak to everyone - whether he knew them or not.  A friendly face.  He never failed to cheer up my morning.

Last week JT Murphy passed away, at the ripe old age of 94.  Like so many I'll miss him. <<JT.JPG>>

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