1972 Lorne Street church spring fair sur­prise photo

Campbeltown Courier - - YOUR VIEWS -

Sir, I was amazed to open last Fri­day’s Courier and spot my late fa­ther, Dr David Lees, in Down Mem­ory Lane, open­ing the 1972 Lorne Street church spring fair. Be­fore the Sec­ond World War my dad, who passed away 32 years ago, taught clas­sics at Camp­bel­town Gram­mar School. Dur­ing his war­time mil­i­tary ser­vice he was re­cruited to MI6 and worked as a code breaker

at Bletch­ley Park. On the ces­sa­tion of hos­til­i­ties he moved to El­gin as head­mas­ter in 1947. There was a fur­ther move to Roxburgh, as di­rec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion, be­fore he fin­ished his ca­reer as rec­tor of Glas­gow High School for 26 years. He fi­nally re­tired in 1976. On this oc­ca­sion dad did not want to open the event but my mum, Olive Lees, who was in con­trol, told him open­ing a spring fair in Camp­bel­town was more im­por­tant than watch­ing Air­drie lose an­other game. Mar­i­lyn Lees, Dum­breck, Glas­gow.

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