Wedding cake postal box and compliments slip found inside a tin box in the wall of Taigh a’ Chontractor, Crossapol, in 2016. The wedding, held in London on 4 June 1917, was of Kate Matheson Maclennan, mantle saleswoman from Partick, to John Maclean (42), Corporation Clerk and Private in the Royal Highlanders of Canada. The cake box is addressed to Mrs Ann MacDonald, Farmer, Balemartine, Tiree, and stamped 2d. Ann was 66 in the 1911 census (72 at the time of the wedding). Both of Kate’s parents were from Stornoway.
Obituary for Major John Campbell (1921-2015), owner of the schooner ‘Oceana‘, which ran aground and broke up on the Baugh end of Crossapol Beach in 1949 under mysterious circumstances. Major Campbell survived shellfire and swamps as he advanced through Italy with Popski’s Private Army during WWII.
Leaflet ‘Advice on First Aid Treatment’ published for the Ministry of Labour by Her Majesty’s Sationery Office under the Factories Act 1961. From a First Aid kit used at Tiree airport during the 1960s (2016.35.1).
Sepia portrait photograph of Donald Paterson, Crossapol Farm, in Patagonian shepherd’s clothing, along with two sheep-dogs. Taken at Turnbull and Sons studio in Glasgow before leaving for Patagonia around 1910.
Black & white potrait photograph on a postcard of Lachlan Campbell, Corrairigh, Cornaigbeg, in sailor’s uniform around 1940. On the reverse, the enlarger has written tinting notes: “? ?, light brown hair, light blue/grey eyes” and “Geo Paterson, Crossipool, Tiree”.