Monthly Archives: May 2020

The Provost after the appointments had been made said he would withdraw as he really felt it was hardly a suitable thing for him to have anything to do with what was so clearly women’s work. Miss Ella Mackenzie was appointed Secy. with Mrs Cameron (British Linen). Stornoway, 26th Nov. 1916

This week, Mrs Gibson’s news mainly concerns the Stornoway Ladies’ Sewing Meetings. These get under way again thanks to new Provost Murdo MacLean resolving matters. The next in our series of letters from the W.J. Gibson collection held by Museum … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Provost after the appointments had been made said he would withdraw as he really felt it was hardly a suitable thing for him to have anything to do with what was so clearly women’s work. Miss Ella Mackenzie was appointed Secy. with Mrs Cameron (British Linen). Stornoway, 26th Nov. 1916

You will be sorry to hear that Norrie Crichton was killed in action about ten days ago in France. It is a dreadful blow to his father and mother. Mr. Peter Miller is off to France this week; everybody one knows seems now to be getting sucked into the whirlpool of the war. Stornoway, 24th Nov. 1916

This week, Mr Gibson reports further sad news from the Front, the Literary Society debates the idea of a Channel Tunnel and the first meeting of the British Womens’ Temperance Association is mentioned. Jean dear, I am sorry that you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on You will be sorry to hear that Norrie Crichton was killed in action about ten days ago in France. It is a dreadful blow to his father and mother. Mr. Peter Miller is off to France this week; everybody one knows seems now to be getting sucked into the whirlpool of the war. Stornoway, 24th Nov. 1916

Speaking of the Minch we heard that poor W.J. Payne the night he left Sy. was so sick that at Kyle two men had to carry him ashore. He is now on a destroyer in the North Sea… Poor boy ! we feel very sorry for him now. Stornoway, 19th Nov. 1916

A long letter which refers to the difficulty of getting potatoes and also wool for the tweed, the Women’s Temperance Association and the politics of the sewing circle, amongst other news. The next in our series of letters from the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Speaking of the Minch we heard that poor W.J. Payne the night he left Sy. was so sick that at Kyle two men had to carry him ashore. He is now on a destroyer in the North Sea… Poor boy ! we feel very sorry for him now. Stornoway, 19th Nov. 1916

John MacFarlane, May’s brother, has been killed in the war; also Gina Sutherland’s brother Rose. The list of lost lives is always mounting up. Stornoway 16th Nov. 1916

Sad news from the Front*, a ‘Lewis’ night at the School Literary Society and the election of a new Provost are just some of Mr Gibson’s news items. The next in our series of letters from the W.J. Gibson collection held … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on John MacFarlane, May’s brother, has been killed in the war; also Gina Sutherland’s brother Rose. The list of lost lives is always mounting up. Stornoway 16th Nov. 1916

Anyone getting any hockey this bad weather? I suppose not. See how ever you get a good tramp every day to keep you fit with so much sitting over books. Stornoway 12th Nov. 1916

Velour hats, mud, Dostoevsky, washing and teachers’ pay… another week in the life of Mrs Gibson! The next in our series of letters from the W.J. Gibson collection held by Museum nan Eilean. Please get in touch if you have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Anyone getting any hockey this bad weather? I suppose not. See how ever you get a good tramp every day to keep you fit with so much sitting over books. Stornoway 12th Nov. 1916