Members of the Swiss Club Edinburgh are sad to announce the passing of Founder member; Nelly Robson

Nelly was born and brought up in the little village of Stein Appenzell in March 1921. A the age of 18. she and her friend Ida had come to Scotland in order to learn English, while working as a mothers help for a year. However fate had other ideas. She was one of a number of Swiss, who were trapped in Britain when World War 2 was declared. As a foreign National she was faced with the choice of internment or joining the Land Army, She and her friend, served for the duration of the War on a farm near Dumfries. It was through one of the new scottish friends Cathy who later went onto become her sister-in-law, that she met her future husband Jim. Although she intially went back home after war, J

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