FROM OUR FILES TEN YEARS AGO Friday October 26, 2007 TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Friday October 30, 1992
Mòd a family affair
CHELSEA McLean and her mother Annmarie made the 2007 Royal National Mòd at Fort William a family affair.
They were up against each other in the solo competitions but then joined forces for the duets.
Chelsea won two seconds this year, one for a previous Mòd winner and the other the Kenny Fraser trophy.
Handing over the dough!
STAFF at McIlchere and Son on Main Street were stunned by the new type of ‘dough’ that was left at the shop – inside a carrier bag was £4,000 in cash.
It was discovered on Tuesday morning after a shopper saw the white bag lying unattended in the shop.
On further inspection, an envelope full of notes was discovered.
The shock find was reported to the police and the cash has since been claimed by a Campbeltonian.
Soccer hit in charge ‘scandal’
AMATEUR football could be priced out of existence in Campbeltown because of ‘scandalous’ ground charges.
Various groups in the Campbeltown football fraternity have banded together in condemnation of the charges being levied by Argyll and Bute District Council. These include the Campbeltown Boys’ Football Association and the Kintyre Amateur Football Association.
The groups are asking for an urgent review of grading and charges.
FIFTY YEARS AGO Thursday November 2, 1967 Mystery fires at two farms
CAMPBELTOWN police have been inquiring into mysterious outbreaks of fire at two neighbouring Kintyre farms early on Saturday.
Both appliances from Campbeltown Fire Brigade sped to a blaze at Mr A V Barker’s Low Tirfergus Farm after a telephone call from Mr Barker’s son-inlaw, Mr Roderick Morrison, who awoke at 2.30am to find a barn – stocked with 50 tons of hay and 20 tons of straw – ablaze from gable to gable.
By the time the brigade reached the farm, the roof of the barn had caved in and flames were shooting 50 feet into the air.
By 11am, all that remained of the barn were four walls and charred timbers. The hay which was salvaged is completely useless.
While firemen tackled this inferno, Mrs C Mathieson, from nearby Torchoillean Farm, reported that a barn there had also caught fire. This was 90 minutes after the first alarm.
An appliance was diverted from the Tirfergus blaze and firemen brought the Torchoillean outbreak under control quickly. Only a few bales of hay were destroyed.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO Saturday October 27, 1917 The late Mr John McAlister, Grogport
MUCH regret was felt in the district when it became known that Mr John McAlister had passed away at Acra House, Grogport, on Thursday the 18th inst.
Mr McAlister, who was the eldest son of Mr Duncan McAlister, was 28 years of age.
He was formerly a member of Glasgow Police Force, and immediately on the outbreak of war enlisted in the Scots Guards.
In the first winter of the war, he was wounded in France, and thereafter was engaged in garrison duty at home until his health failed.
He was invalided out of the army 14 months ago.
Mr McArthur had therefore done his share of service for his country in the great conflict.
Mr McArthur was of an exceedingly genial and pleasant disposition, and was held in much regard, alike in his native parish and by his fellow officers in the police force.
The sincere sympathy of the district is extended to his parents and friends in
Chelsea McLean, left, with her mother Annmarie.