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TEN YEARS AGO
Friday February 29, 2008
Long service and good conduct
Medals for watch and crew commanders at Campbeltown
Two members of the Campbeltown fire crew have received their long service and good conduct medals for each completing 20 years service with Strathclyde Fire and Rescue.
Area commander John Ironside travelled from Helensburgh to present the medals to watch commander Ronnie Souden and crew commander John Wareham at a ceremony at Campbeltown fire station on Tuesday night, attended by the fire crews of both Campbeltown and Carradale stations.
Mr Ironside praised the men for ’20 years exemplary service and commitment’.
He added: ‘The commitment dedication and professionalism of the retained and volunteer fire crews is a credit to every one of you.’
John Wareham said: ‘You really wonder where the 20 years have gone.’
Ronnie Souden and John Wareham with fellow members of the Campbeltown fire crew. NO_c09files01
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Friday March 5, 1993
Job satisfaction for an extra £10 per week
Employment prospects in Argyll have received a huge lift thanks to the growing reputation of an employment action programme.
Jobs are being created for many of the participants taking part in the project where vacancies did not even exist in the first instance.
The project is allowing services to expand, and even helping the creation of new businesses. Employment Action – not to be confused with Employment Training – is the scheme administered by Argyll and the Islands enterprise, which puts volunteers into placements that are deemed to be of benefit to the community.
The opportunity exists for those who have been unemployed for more than six months, with the stipulation being that they work a minimum of 30 hours per week on six-month placements.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Friday February 29, 1968
Life membership for loyal office-bearer
Mr Stanley Allan, who has been forced by illness to relinquish the secretaryship of Kintyre Fish Protection and Angling Club, was on Friday made a life member of the association.
Mr J.M.B. Anderson, the new secretary, presented Mr Allan with a life membership certificate at the club’s annual dinner dance in Campbeltown’s Argyll Arms Hotel.
Mr Anderson praised Mr Allan’s unselfish loyalty, his eagerness to work and his willingness to pull together with the younger members of the club.
Mr Allan would remain an example to all who knew him for his untiring efforts in the interest of the club.
Mrs Allan replied on behalf of her husband.
Mr S. Mitchell, who presided, welcomed about 100 members, friends and guests. He added a special welcome to their guests, the owners and custodians of the land and waters where the club members were privileged to fish.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Saturday March 2, 1918
British Women’s Temperance Association
The monthly meeting of the British Women’s Temperance Association was held on Friday evening in Lochend Schoolroom. Mrs I. Mactaggart presided over a large audience.
When the duet After had been sung by Mrs Macpherson and Miss Stevenson, the president introduced the Rev Wm Bald.
In her introductory remarks Mrs Mactaggart said: ‘We have a new friend with us tonight, one who has never addressed us before.
As most of you know he is taking Mr Macnaughton’s place in Lorne Street church while he (Mr Macnaughton) is acting as chaplain to the forces in Macedonia.
Mr Bald has ‘done his bit’. He has been in the army for two years, and has suffered from shell shock. He has so far recovered to be able to take up duty at home.
This was sufficient to awaken a sympathetic interest in Mr Bald, as most of his audience had husbands or sons in the army or navy.