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Favorite thing: If you're on a romantic visit to Dumfries, or indeed any other reason for a visit their, don't be surprised if the earth moves for you. While not the San Andreas fault, by UK standards Dumfries is something of an earthquake hot spot.
Dumfries has experienced two Boxing Day earthquakes. These were in 1979 and 2006. There were no serious consequences of either. There was a further earthquake on 7 June 2010.
Be afraid, be very afraid? I don't think so.
Favorite thing: Of possible interest to some particularly Nordics especially Norwegians.
In World War II the bulk of the Norwegian Army during the years in exile in Britain consisted of a Brigade in Dumfries. When the army High Command took over, there were 70 officers and about 760 privates in the camp. The camp was established in June 1940 and named Norwegian Reception Camp, consisting of some 500 men and women, mainly foreign-Norwegian who had volunteered for war duty in Norway during the Nazi occupation in early 1940. Through the summer the number was built up to around 1500 under the command of General Carl Gustav Fleischer.
This was something a Nordic full circle. Within a few miles of Dumfries are the villages of Tinwald, Torthorwald and Mouswald all of which were settled by vikings.
Favorite thing: Ignore the headings about favourite things and fond memories on this page. The following is basically a dump of info people may (or may not) find useful.
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