Tag Archives: travelling traders and craftsmen

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.

2014.115.22

Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 454, 06/11/2009

Local news: new primary school intake; former teacher, Rev John Cairns Christie, to be Moderator for Church of Scotland; report on Tiree Access Steering Group meeting; letters to the editor – year and names in photo in issue No. 453; call to nominate Skerryvore for Trad Award; forthcoming An Iodhlann AGM; boat restoration and building project launched; report on Youth Club meeting; Feis Thiriodh news; cinema news; community Powerdown loans; letters to Alan Reid MP regarding volunteer firefighters; health and wellbeing event; notice of outdoor clothing supplier visit.

2009.90.4

Letter from Colas to all Tiree households about delivery of mobile asphalt plant, July 2008

Letter from Colas Limited to all Tiree residents informing them of the arrival of seven large lorries carrying a mobile asphalt plant for the upgrading of the Tiree Airport runway, which will travel in slow convoy from the ferry to the Reef starting at 10pm on 8th August 2008.

2002.133.20

John MacFadyen of Scarinish

Photograph of John MacFadyen of Scarinish in the 1950s.

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Courtesy of Dr Hugh Kennedy

John MacFadyen (Iain Sheumais) of Scarinish went round the island with his pony and trap in the 1950s selling fish. He was also the piermaster at Gott Bay pier for many years.

Black and white photograph of John MacFadyen, Scarinish.

John MacFadyen (Iain Sheumais) of Scarinish who went round selling fish in the 1950s. (Original in Filing Cabinet 8 drawer1)