Tag Archives: Stornoway Town Hall

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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Stornoway Town Hall

Stornoway Town Hall opened for the second time 83 years ago today in 1929 following a devastating fire in 1918, which burnt the building down to ruin.  The leaflet above is from the Museum nan Eilean collection, and was distributed following the fire … Continue reading

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An Archive Tour of Stornoway

On Monday night I presented a paper entitled An Archive Tour of Stornoway to Stornoway Historical Society in the Council Chambers at Sandwick Road to around 50 people.  The talk took the form of a wander around the streets of Stornoway, stopping off … Continue reading

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Friday Christmas Card

This greetings card from Christmas 1944 was sent to Mr Macleod, the town clerk of Stornoway during WWII.  It appears to have been sent from a member of the armed forces as thanks for the work carried out by the Town … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Hat Parade!

Here we have a photo from a 1910 Hat Parade Sale of Work, taken in Stornoway Town Hall before the stage was put in: I think the two men at the front look rather jealous they they don’t get to wear … Continue reading

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