Monthly Archives: January 2021

You remember a rather pretty stripy one that used to come about when you were here. Its mistress was here the other evening when I was doing the paths, looking for it… Her husband seems to be in the navy and she lives in Mrs. Ross’ who has also Mrs. Rose and her dog. The cat and dog must not meet!… Stornoway, 13th May. 1917

This week, Mrs Gibson’s big news refers to a local cat, whom she discovers has recently travelled all the way from Vancouver to Stornoway. She also has some general news about some of the goings on at the school, and … Continue reading

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Lt-Col. David Macleod has been wounded again; his name was on to-day’s list near that of Aleck Macaulay, Breasclet. The latter has been wounded on the head by shrapnel, not seriously, Catherine says… Stornoway, 10th May. 1917

Mr Gibson’s letter this week brings news regarding a couple of wounded local boys serving in the war, as well as some more general information on peat cutting and how cold the weather was in Stornoway in May 1917. The … Continue reading

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