From the Advertiser of yesteryear
In this week’s edition you will read stories about Girl Guides and Tarbert Seafood Festival.
If we look back over the years to past editions of the Argyllshire Advertiser, we find echoes of these same themes.
In our October 23, 1998, edition, we find the formation of the Second Lochgilphead Brownies featured on the front page. The original photo caption read: ‘Pictured enjoying all the fun at the Lochgilphead Community Centre are the Second Lochgilphead Brownies, girls aged between seven and 10, who meet every Thursday at 6pm. They were formed a month ago when leaders Sylvia Fisher and Lorna McCallum were asked by Guide leader Phyllis Angus, who thought the two had ‘the same energy levels as the girls’.
Ten years earlier, our July 15, 1988, edition covered Tarbert Seafood Festival. On a sodden Saturday the village came alive with Tarbert Majorettes, Royal Navy divers ‘screaming around the harbour in a Zodiac’ and children grooming pets.
Left: The original 1988 caption read: ‘The Mid Argyll Pipe band managed to keep a collective straight face despite the antics of majorettes.’ 08_a23oldargyll02
Lochgilphead Brownies are formed in 1998. 08_a23oldargyll01