Ahead of the new edition of back in the Day available later this week here is a preview of what to look forward to.
Inside the July edition of Back in the Day (see above slidedshow for photographs and images):
- A photo of a Nicolson class dates from 1977. To find out who the pupils are turn to our ‘School Days’ feature on page 4
- The lorry getting unloaded from the Loch Seaforth in the 1960s was bound for ‘Sticky’s’ Mill. See this image along with many more in our first ‘Contributions and Letters’ section on pages 6 and 7.
- Read David S.D. Jones’ feature on the Lews Castle Home Shootings on pages 8 and 9.
- Murdo Morrison’s interesting article on the ‘Vehicles of Yesteryear’ appears on pages 10 and 11.
- Find out why these people are celebrating in our ‘North Lochs Memories’ feature on pages 12 and 13.
- Allies pour ashore on Omaha beach two days after the D-Day assault began in June 1944. Read the concluding part of Donald Macdonald’s article on the forties on pages 14 and 15.
- Huge crowds gather to follow the Carnival in 1963. Were you in the crowd? Have a closer look at the photos on pages 16 and 17.
- This photo of Lewis RNRs in the First World War forms part of the Island Book Trust’s very interesting ‘Island Heroes’ feature on pages 18 and 19.
- Pictured off Tolsta is Royal Navy vessel the Ben Lomond, which took part in germ warfare tests around Lewis in 1952/53. Read a crew-member’s story about ‘Operation Cauldron’ on pages 20 and 21.
- The Rhodesia Star is pictured in our ‘Merchant Navy Memories’ section. Read some stories from someone who sailed on her on pages 24 and 25.
- Find out who these Lewis Select U-23 players from 1977 are on page 31.