Monthly Archives: September 2021

Mr. Menzies was in at the school seeing Papa and telling him about the boys. He has a high opinion of Zadok it seems. He says that the Lewis section of the Battery are looked on as the intellectuals which is what one would expect. I saw Mr. Menzies at the sale and he told me that he discovered in conversation with Papa that he knows far more about the boys than their padre did… Stornoway, 13th December. 1917

This week, Mrs Gibson has updates for Jean on who is and who isn’t coming home for the holidays, she reports on a small sale she attended during the week, and mentions the Lewis section of the Battery. Mrs Gibson … Continue reading

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Sònraichte Project Open Days at the Museum

Thank you! To all the people that came to the Open Days at the museum, where we had interesting chats about the project, archaeology, and the many objects we have at the museum storage. Not everything we keep at the … Continue reading

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On Friday evening I was at the meeting of the Y.M.C.A. committee. They were making arrangements for the social meetings of the naval men during the Xmas and New Year weeks. The leading part was being taken by Mr. Crow, an Episcopal clergyman of the Seamen’s Mission… Stornoway, 9th December. 1917

Mr Gibson reports to Jean on the comings and goings of the week, as well as discussing the topics up for debate at The Literary which he regularly attends. This week they discussed ‘compulsory rationing’ and it would seem most … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on On Friday evening I was at the meeting of the Y.M.C.A. committee. They were making arrangements for the social meetings of the naval men during the Xmas and New Year weeks. The leading part was being taken by Mr. Crow, an Episcopal clergyman of the Seamen’s Mission… Stornoway, 9th December. 1917

Dr. Norman Macphail was in school seeing Papa this week. He has been at Passen-chdale [sic] and had a rather awful time but is expecting to be kept in England for the next few months. He says Lawrence Bain is in Italy. Lawrence will be glad as he was very tired of France… Stornoway, 4th December. 1917

In her letter to Jean this week, Mrs Gibson gives her opinion on the United States entry to the war, as well as updating Jean on the wellbeing of a few local men who are serving abroad. Mrs Gibson has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dr. Norman Macphail was in school seeing Papa this week. He has been at Passen-chdale [sic] and had a rather awful time but is expecting to be kept in England for the next few months. He says Lawrence Bain is in Italy. Lawrence will be glad as he was very tired of France… Stornoway, 4th December. 1917

So you saw the Salary Committee’s Report and Scheme. I am not sure which of the grades this school will be regarded as coming under. In most cases the proposed increases, even if granted, would not bring the teachers up to their pre-war condition owing to the fall in the buying power of money. Meantime we continue to practise thrift and wait for the good time coming…Stornoway, 2nd December. 1917

In this week’s letter, thoughts turn towards the Christmas and New Year holiday when Jean will be returning home to her parents. Mr Gibson also mentions a visit from the Food Control official and a report on proposed increases for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on So you saw the Salary Committee’s Report and Scheme. I am not sure which of the grades this school will be regarded as coming under. In most cases the proposed increases, even if granted, would not bring the teachers up to their pre-war condition owing to the fall in the buying power of money. Meantime we continue to practise thrift and wait for the good time coming…Stornoway, 2nd December. 1917