Search goes on for news of Home Guard member

Is this Phil McCarthy? Standing to the right of this photo of the victorious Viola FC is the man known to the team as 'Captain Mac' . Pat Chimes (third from left in the middle row) wondered if this was Dinah Ballantyne's dad

A couple of weeks back I wrote about Phil McCarthy, the father of a lady called Dinah Ballantyne, who was a member of the Home Guard given the responsibility for protecting Penton Hook Lock during the dark days of the Second World War.

Don’t bank on pontoons

Mort Smith and his brother, Alan, stand beside Terra Nova - are they all too old for another adventure?

Sometimes people come up with brilliant ideas out of the blue – an innovative way of attacking a problem that suddenly reveals the obvious solution from a fog of uncertainty.