Tiree Memories calendar 2019 produced by Alec Walker. Images include the ferry Columba, Archie MacLean with his boat at Scarinish in 1934, sheep shearing on the Reef in 1934, Balemartine School photograph 1947, Baugh & Heanish postcard 1906, postcard of a crofter’s stable with mare and foal in the 1920s, postcard of Rossdhu in Kenovay 1938, Ruaig football team 1928, Johnny MacKay collecting tangles by donkey and cart 1957, Scarinish harbour 1935, Ruaig School 1950s, airport control tower 1960s, tramlines on the Gott Bay pier 1920. All of these images are available independently via An Iodhlann’s website.
Two postal envelopes formerly containing official documents addressed to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. One is from the Passport Office and addressed to his home in Linlithgow, dated 21/7/1939, the other from London dated 21/11/1941 and marked ‘Private’. Charles served as a Pilot Officer in the RAF during WWII. The second letter was sent to 217 Squadron based in Cornwall, just days after Charles went missing in action over the English Channel. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Invitation to the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, in 1952, addressed to Mr and Mrs Donald McLean. Includes a photograph of them both dressed for the occasion. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
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Original programme for ‘Bon Voyage’ (1945), a performance by The Tireans – a drama group formed by members of RAF Tiree during WWII. Judging by the stains and cigarette burns, the programme was well handled by members of the audience, including the donor’s father, airman Joseph ‘Ray’ Stephens.
Photocopied collection of photographs, will, letters, poetry, newspaper cuttings, family tree and collated information for the MacFarlane and MacKenzie family of Clachan Cottage, Baugh, and Baugh Manse. Key named individuals include the Rev Duncan MacFarlane (d. 1908), Baptist Minister, whose ancestors were brought to Tiree from Arrochar by one of the Dukes of Argyll; Donald MacKenzie, Arrochar (1716-1779); Rev Hector MacKinnon, Tiree; William John MacKenzie, New Zealand (d. 1915); Rev Dr Dugald MacFarlane (b. 1869); Kenneth MacKenzie (1897-1951), Chief Officer of the Antarctic research ship ‘Discovery’ and grandson of Rev Duncan MacFarlane (b. 1866); Catherine (nee MacLachlan), wife of Rev Duncan MacFarlane; Catherine MacKenzie (nee MacFarlane, 1864-1929), daughter of Rev Duncan MacFarlane and mother of Kenneth MacKenzie; Anne MacFarlane (1862-1939), sister of Catherine MacKenzie.
Collection of photocopied photographs, newspaper cuttings and articles about members of the MacPhail family of Clachan, Cornaigmore, 1910-2015, including Captain Lachlan MacPhail. Includes photograph Z120. Other named individuals: Katie McWalters, Gillander sisters, Jimmy McEwen, Mollie Barrow (nee MacLean), Alasdair Campbell, Mary MacLean, Sheila MacLean, Susie and Malcolm MacLean, Katie McEwen, Iain MacLean, Anne McEwen, Marion MacInnes (nee MacLean), Rose McWalters, Jim McWalters, Flora MacLean, Mollie McKenzie-Pollock (nee Barrow), Annie McWalters, John MacPhail, Isabella MacLean, Ann MacPhail, Donald MacLean, Marion MacPhail – Druimbhuidhe, Baroness Ray Michie, Ishbel MacLean Clark.
Scanned copy of a telegram sent by Captain John Brown (1902-1986), Balevullin, to his parents in Cornaig, after being shipwrecked on Tuskar Rock off the east coast of Ireland in 1927. Includes a page of background information. John Brown was 25 years old at the time and could not swim.
He met his future wife when his ship, the Baron Belhaven, was being repaired in Barry Docks (west of Cardiff) in 1941. A bomb had dropped down the funnel when sailing in convoy out of Liverpool during WW2.
Christmas card from the teacher of the P1 Gaelic class, Anna Martin, in 1992. Inside she has written “Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna math ùr. Bho Anna Màiri Mhartainn.” The card contained a photograph of the children in her class.