Sunday, 12 April 2015

Game, Set and Love Match!

Dunblane Cathedral

    It's Sunday afternoon and the swollen, River Allan, is the only thing that is in a hurry to pass through the small Scottish city of Dunblane.


    The cameras continue to take photographs and the locals are still chattering about the events of the last 24 hours, while picking up their Sunday papers from the newsagent. As I point my camera at my chosen subject, a woman tells me, "Not to forget to take a snap of the golden post box."


    I was glad she wanted to share the pride she has for her home place with strangers, otherwise I might have walked by the gold painted box, that celebrates an Olympic gold medallist born in her neighbourhood.
  
Town Celebrated the Occasion
     But, this day has the air of something special about it, not because there is fairy dust blowing in the wind rather than rain. No, the population of less than ten thousand people, want  to hold onto their happy memories for just one more day.

Golden Post Box
 
        The day that they will never forget is the day tennis ace, Andy Murray, married his long term girlfriend, Kim Sears, amongst his 'ain kin' and one that will beat any match he plays on court.

River Allan


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