Photocopies of four newspaper articles (1926) and online information (2019) about the Fleetwood steam fishing trawler ‘ST Gaul’ that was swamped by a massive wave and wrecked on a submerged reef off Balevullin in 1926. The crew (all Grimsby men) took to a lifeboat but it overturned in the swell, and seven lost their lives. Two managed to reach the shore.
Articles about the loss of the RAF bomber that went missing in action over the English Channel during WWII, carrying Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. (1) Newspaper article written around the event. It is not clear whether those missing included Charles, but the description fits the event. (2) Print-out of article from ‘Aircrew Remembered’ written by Donald Price, nephew of Charles McLean, in 2017 aircrewremembered.com/halley-george-charlton. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Newspaper obituary for Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay. Charles died in hospital at the age of 28 after being gassed at the Somme while serving in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during WW1. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
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Unopened copy of the Linlithgowshire Gazette, 4 July 1952, addressed to Superintendent MacLean, formerly of Kenovay. It contains an article about his retirement from the police force. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
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Magazine article about the Crofters’ War on Tiree, 1886, by James Petre. Published in ‘Scottish Islands’, Jul/Aug 2018, pages 16-19.
Magazine article about the construction of Skerryvore Lighthouse, 1838-1844, by James Petre. Published in ‘Scottish Islands’, Mar/Apr 2019, pages 28-31.
Copy of a page from An Tirisdeach 679 about a visit to Tiree by the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates, an organisation dedicated to remembering the Czech men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Includes a detailed biography of Flying Officer Leonard Revilliod (1922-1944) who died in a mid-air collision over Island House in 1944.
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Photocopy of a magazine article about the changing fortunes of Basking Sharks in British waters, 2019.