Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday Photo; 1953 Plane wreck

This photograph of a Sabre F4 crash is from the Lewis Museum Trust collection held in Stornoway Library.  Unfortunately no details about this crash were found with the photographs, though I did manage to find the following details about the … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; the Wydo Dance Band

These two fantastic photos are from the Lewis Museum Trust collection held at Stornoway Library.  Unfortunately, we have no further information about this band apart from the fact the photos appear to have been taken in the Town Hall. Can … Continue reading

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Friday letter; So here’s to you Mrs Matheson

Today’s little bit of history is a letter sent to Lady Matheson from a Mr Hutchison of Soval Lodge 150 years ago almost to the day.  The letter can be a little tricky to read in places, so a transcription … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Bunavoneader whaling station

The whaling station at Bunavoneader was first opened by Norwegian father and son Peter and Carl Herlofson, who founded the company A/S Harupunen (The Harpoon).   The family had started the company in Iceland in 1896, but were searching for … Continue reading

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So, who is from Berneray?

The BBC news reported murky grim weather for Friday as I travelled down to Berneray to attend “Exploring over 200 years of emigration from Berneray”, a conference hosted by Berneray Historical Society. However, both weather and conference were glorious! The … Continue reading

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