Daily Archives: October 8, 2021

Since Alick and Papa went out a boy has come in, a son of Macleod, Lochcroisten, who has only now managed in to school. He got as far as Achmore and has had to stay there from the day you got started south. Coming in today he followed the telegraph poles as no one could tell where the road was and he got his chin frost-bitten… Papa advised him to stay indoors till Monday to keep it from the cold… Stornoway, 17th January. 1918

In this week’s letter, Mrs Gibson has an update on the freezing weather the island is still suffering from. The weather was so cold that it caused one poor lad’s chin to get frost bitten on his way to school. … Continue reading

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