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Alexander Fleming

Loudoun Moor School

Description:

Loudoun Moor was Sir Alexander Fleming's first school, situated around a mile from his home at Lochfield. He would arrive at school by walking over the moors crossing a plank bridge with a hot potato given by his mother to keep him warm and fed. The school has a single teacher and around 10 children enrolled at a time.

Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
RI_DI_0070769
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council
References:
Brown, Kevin (2004) Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution. Stroud: Sutton.