Pale blue china serving dish with handles and lid from the Officers` Mess of SS Malve, the Finnish steamship which ran aground in Balephetish Bay in 1931. Bought at a sale of salvaged items. A small dark blue flag with D and V, standing for Delmas Vieljeux – a previous owner (see 2012.99.2), is stamped on dish and lid. Made in France.
Colour photograph of a spoon and ship`s badge from the HMS Sturdy that was wrecked on rocks at Sandaig in 1940. The items were given to two nurses who were on holiday on Tiree at the time and who helped the crew. (see 2012.94.1-4)
Two articles about childhood memories of traditional rock fishing on Tiree in the 1940s and 1950s. The first is by Billy Whiteside writing about fishing at Barrapol/Greenhill, while the second is by his friends, brothers Alastair and John MacNeill, about fishing at Hynish.