Days gone by – the 1970s?

The Oban Times - - Letters -

This splen­did pho­to­graph emerge from our ar­chives with very lit­tle in­for­ma­tion other than a cap­tion which reads: ‘Colon­say DJ John Camp­bell and sup­port­ers make a record ap­peal.’ Can any­one en­lighten us fur­ther? Fol­low­ing our flash­back pic­ture pub­lished last week, reader Jan Roberts emailed to say: ‘Not sure how you came across this photo but I pre­vi­ously put it into the “you are not an oban­ite if you don’t re­mem­ber” Face­book page. I got the pic­ture from my papa – Gil­bert Mack­ech­nie – who died in 2012. He is in the pic­ture, back row, third boy from the left with the black jumper. It is in­deed Rock­field school and the year must have been around 1926. My papa was born in 1916 and I’m guess­ing he is around 10 in this pic­ture. On the Oban­ite Face­book page it will still be in among the pic­tures some­where. I’m sure there was plenty com­ment at the time from peo­ple recog­nis­ing other faces. It was lovely to see it in the Oban Times.’

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