The March issue of Back in the Day is now available for purchase. Here are some of the highlights from this month’s issue:
An advert from March 1928. Find out what was happening in the 1920s and 30s on page 5.
If you want to know who the people pictured gathering hay in Balallan in the 1960s are, turn to our first ‘Contributions and Letters’ on page 6.
The first honorary freemen of the Burgh pose outside Stornoway Town Hall in 1938. Find out who they are and read about the ceremony on pages 8 and 9.
A shooting party pictured at Aline Lodge around 1912. read about the history of the estate on pages 10 and 11.
Murdo Dan Maciver (centre, with ball) poses with his Nicolson School team mates in 1939. See more of his photos and medals in our ‘Footballer in Peace and War’ piece on pages 12 & 13.
The Macdonald family group pictured at Meanish in the late 1940s. Read extracts from Flora Macdonald’s book Còco is Crùbagan on pages 16 and 17.
Well known postman Matta Murray retires in 1985. Get a closer look at the photo and help us name those in it on page 23.
Mr T.B. Wilson Ramsay, MP, cuts the ribbon and declares the new Bernera road open in April 1932. Read about its construction on page 24.
See photos from the 1957 Lewis Agri-horticultural Show on page 29.
Can you help us name the North End team of 1984? See Bygone Football on page 31.