1972 Lorne Street church spring fair surprise photo
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.