60th anniversary souvenir edition of NHS Glasgow’s ‘Health News’ newspaper, July 2008, containing articles and photographs from the birth of the NHS in 1948 to 2008. Most folk on Tiree will have used Glasgow’s hospital facilities at some time over the decades, and many took up positions in nursing there. The paper provides an insight into health care at that time. From ‘Harbour’, Caoles.
Scanned copy of a newspaper obituary for Captain Allan Campbell (b. ca 1900), Scarinish, in around 1980. Allan Campbell was a deep-sea mariner all his life, including serving in the Merchant Navy during WWII.
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Scanned copy of a certificate of an apprentice’s indenture belonging to Niall Colin Brown Campbell, Scarinish (b.1933), dated 1949. His mother, Margaret Campbell, signed her consent to the apprenticeship. They lived at Deobedal, Scarinish. Niall served his apprenticeship with H Hogarth & Sons, Shipowners, Glasgow, until 1953. The reverse side of the document includes the names of the ships Niall served on and his pay. Niall signed his name C Campbell suggesting that he was known as Colin Campbell.
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Three fragments of modern pottery found on Baugh Beach in 2020: (1) edge of an RAF plate, (2) Possil Pottery, Glasgow stoneware 1881-1942, (3) Grecian pattern, late 19th century, Clyde Pottery Company.
Original ‘Application for a Permit under the Defence Regulations’ by John Hay of Edinburgh, to enter the Island of Tiree for the purpose of labouring in the employment of Melville, Duncan and Whitson in 1942. During WWII, Tiree was a Protected Area. The application is verified by Robert Williams, Glasgow.
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An ‘Active Service RAF Privilege’ envelope addressed to Mrs V R Harvey, Hastings, stamped 12 October 1942 , Crossapol, Tiree, containing a series of letters from her husband Harry Harvey who served at RAF Tiree during WWII. In the letters Harry expresses how homesick he is, how he misses his wife and child, and his frustration at missing several shots at the island’s wildlife. The letters were opened and approved by the Postal Censorship Authorities before delivery.
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Montage of a photograph of Raymond Hartshorn, a page from his RAF flight log May-June 1945, noting ‘VE Day May 8th’, and a poem written by him about flying. Raymond Hartshorn was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII, flying with 518 Squadron Meteorological Observers, and was a member of a crew sent out over the Atlantic in search of a missing aircraft: “23/1/45. 1405. Halifax LL511. Pilot: F/L. Eastman. A.S.R. search for W/C Morris and crew – unsuccessful. Flying times: 4.20 day, 1.25 night.”
Black & white photograph of Donald MacKinnon (1872-1945), Balinoe, with his wife Annie MacKinnon and son Donald Roderick MacKinnon in around 1912. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). He left Tiree in around the late 1890s and worked as a police constable in Glasgow. He married Annie MacLeod in June 1902 and they had a daughter, Isabella MacKinnon, who was born in Glasgow on 30 March 1903. Sometime between 1903 and 1906 the family emigrated to South Africa where Donald and his brother, Murdoch MacKinnon, worked as policemen. There, Donald and Annie had another two children: Joan and Marion. Donald died in South Africa in 1945 (death certificate).