Hi John , I remember the loss of the Lairdsfield . The mate was Kenneth Campbell from Belfast . His wife Joan was a close friend of my wife Naomi from their schooldays . Sadly Joan died a number weeks before Kenneth was lost . So within a few months their 2 little daughters were left without parents . Ironically a letter came from the Hospital 6 weeks after Joan.s death with a date for her heart operation . The girls were looked after by Joan,s mother Lotte . Kenneth,s body was washed ashore near Blyth . A really sad time for all the families that were bereaved by the sinking of the Lairdsfield . Alaister the Lairdscrest and Lairdswood came.to Belfast with the steel . They berthed astern of the Royal Scotsman and Royal Ulsterman .
Alex C .