Down memory lane, January 19 2018

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The ‘Wonder of Wollies’ is becoming a distant memory since the stores closed nearly a decade ago.

Many people with happy memories, of the Campbeltown branch, have commented on a photograph of a Woolworths’ night out posted on Facebook group Old Campbeltown and surrounding area.

The picture was first posted in early November and excited little comment. When reposted a month later 16 people responded including:

Ray Speed: ‘My mum was a supervisor in Woolies from 1965 ish until 1969. I can’t see her in the photo so I think this must have been earlier than 1965.’

Margaret Rose Macbrayne: ‘I also remember a Linda Speed who worked at the record counter.

‘I was so envious…I wanted to play all the records. I started on the Pet Food Counter. Happy days and memories.’

Elizabeth McMillan: ‘I think it is about 1963/64.’

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In last week’s Down memory lane, the Courier stated that Mary Smith’s maiden name was Semple. In fact the wedding invitation was sent by Miss Smith’s parents: Mr and Mrs Mathieson to a  Mr and Mrs Semple.