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National Coastal Forces monument, Robert Whitehead, Torpedoes and the Sound of Music

By Lancashire At War, Mar 4 2018 10:21PM

What links a National Coastal Forces monument, Robert Whitehead inventor of the torpedo and the von Trapp family of the Sound of Music fame? Answer:Bury in Lancashire. Who'd have thought it?!

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Jun 9 2018 08:57AM by Jane Milne

Don't forget Robert was actually born in Bolton though in 1823 and attended Bolton School.

Jun 9 2018 09:04AM by Jane Milne

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Jun 9 2018 04:05PM by vagabondnma

Hi Jane, I know he has very strong Bolton links, but Bury seem to be claiming him and the Whitehead family for their own. Always thought it was a bit dubious but there you go.

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