Tag Archives: telecommunications

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2021.4.2

Black & white photograph of GPO engineer Donald Quintin Campbell standing by his company van in summer 1950. Donald, or Donnie or DQ as he was known, was one of the first and longest serving telephone engineers on Tiree. He was sent to the island for a few months under protest in 1948, but ended up staying for 21 years. In 1954, Donald married Jessie MacLean Kennedy of Kilmoluaig, and they lived in Machair House, Ruaig, which was owned by the GPO at the time.

2021.4.1

Black & white photograph of General Post Office (GPO) engineer Donald Quintin Campbell standing by his company van in 1950. Donald, or Donnie or DQ as he was known, was one of the first and longest serving telephone engineers on Tiree. He was sent to the island for a few months under protest in 1948, but ended up staying for 21 years. In 1954, Donald married Jessie MacLean Kennedy of Kilmoluaig, and they lived in Machair House, Ruaig, which was owned by the GPO at the time.

2019.76.3

DVD of filmed photographs and VHS video of Alec MacArthur’s, Heylipol, retirement party held at the Lodge Hotel in 1994. As well as being a crofter, Alec worked as an air-traffic controller at the airport, and was a long-serving member of Tiree Community Council. Speeches by Alec, Alistair MacInnes and Angus MacKechnie, with songs performed by Angus and Neil Munn. Others attendees Tish MacKinnon, Myra Brown, Rosleen Campbell, Iain MacDonald, Clare Jones among others.

2019.62.1

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.

2014.115.24

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 456, 11/12/2009

Local news: report on boat-building and restoration course; report on Christmas craft fayre; Tiree Community Business chairman’s report; S5 pupils say thank you for support of mountain climb; TRD’s cinema wins funding award; hoax telephone calls; managment of campervans; in influx of house mice; letter to the editor from Derrick Wolstencroft in Spain; New York marathon update by Matt Boyd; announcing Tiree Association scholarship awards; announcing Christmas lights competition; report on the Think Pink fundraising event at the Lodge Hotel.

2014.115.13

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 445, 26/06/2009

Local news: Tiree Pipe Band wins Strathaven Gala shield; Feis Thiriodh 2009 schedule; Atlantic Rising project starts on Tiree; Tiree Community Broadband update; Tiree Open golf competition; Team Tiree moonwalk; Strathclyde police officials visit by helicopter; use of passing places by motorists; Baugh Church re-development project; funds raised by Tiree 10K events for Tiree Windsurfing Club; The Cooperative invests in Tiree food store; Saoghal nan Gaidheal / Life of the Gael 2009 – photographic competition for children to promote use of Gaelic; school news; local band Skerryvore prepare for their ‘T in the Park’ debut; Agricultural Show home industries schedule.

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