The May issue of our nostalgia magazine Back in the Day will hit the news-stands this week, some of the highlights include:
This photo, found during a house clearance recently, shows some pupils from the Nicolson Primary in 1966/67 – can you help us name them? See the image along with her school photos on page 4.
Although we are not certain, we think this photo is of the Stornoway Volunteers, who were the forerunners of the Ross Mountain Battery and were based at the Drill Hall. Take a closer look at the photo on our first Contributions and Letters section pages 6 and 7.
You can see this photo of ghillies at Grimersta in 1930 in this month’s issue. It forms part of David S.D. Jone’s interesting article on the ‘Ghillies of Lewis and Harris’ on page 8.
These coves were ‘Around SY in 1952/53’. Find out who they are on page 12.
The Spitfire and Hurricane were instrumental in winning the Battle of Britain in 1940. Read Donald Macdonald’s fascinating piece on ‘The Forties’ on pages 14 and 15.
Dolina Maclennan having a good time with poets Sorley MacLean and Robert Garioch. Read the Island’s Book Trust extracts from her book: ‘Dolina – an Island Girl’s Journey’ on pages 16 and 17.
Read about the happy times had aboard the the Ben Ledi in our ‘Merchant Navy Memories’ feature on pages 18 and 19.
Taking a break from their work at the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry in the mid 50s are a group of island girls. If you want to know who they are, go to page 23.
Those were the days! Read about driving before the days of the test, speed humps and traffic lights on page 24.
Crowds gather round the windows of Maciver and Dart’s shop in 1959. Find out why on page 29.
In 1986 the Lewis and Harris Select U-21 football team took on Inverness Caley. To find out how they got on and who the players are, turn to page 31.