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    She Pushed Bagpipes in Her Face

    Bagpipes and Highland dress were produced in Dartford, Kent, Magistrates’ Court to-day when Mrs Gladys Whitall, Heavytree Road, Plumstead, London, alleged that she was assaulted during a display by her Highland drum and pipe band at Danson Park, Welling, on July 19.

    Mrs Whitall said that her troop of Highland dancers were giving a display. She was playing the bagpipes, and during the demonstration Mrs Jean Anderson, Piedmont Road, Plumstead, walked into the arena and pushed her pipes in her face.

    The bagpipes afterwards failed to hold air and had to be repaired

    Mrs Anderson, who denied breaking the pipes, told the magistrates – “Those bagpipes always squeaked.”

    She denied the assault and said that it was Mrs Whitall who hit her.

    Mrs Anderson was fined £1. She had also to pay £4 costs, including repair to the pipes.

    Aberdeen Evening Express, Thursday, 7 August 1952.