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Letters / Little Moscow

As an adjunct to the recent letters on the by-election result at Cowdenbeath; once, back 40 years ago, when we docked in a relatively ‘backwater town’ in East Texas, the entire ship’s company had to be interviewed by US Immigration as was the case in those days.

The chief engineer’s wife, Rita, had been born in Cowdenbeath, and as the immigration official perused her entry card, he looked up and said, “Cowdenbeath eh? Little Moscow”.

I wondered what he meant at the time.

Bill Hall,
Torre del mar