Down Memory Lane

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Two weeks ago Down Memory Lane featured a black and white photo of a football team thought to be from the early 1900s sent in by Fifi Allen.

Despite Campbeltown having some fine football historians, the exact date of the photo could not be pinned down.

Last week, John McConnachie, 88, from Corrie on the Isle of Arran phoned and revealed all. Mr McConnachie said that his butcher gets the Courier and sends it on to him.

That weekend he spotted an identical photo to one which sits above his fireplace. It features his father Jim McConnachie second from right on the back row.

Mr McConnachie said: ‘My father was born in 1904 and the team is Peninver. My father left Kintyre in 1929 to work on a farm in Millhouse so it must be from the 1920s.

‘My uncle Peter Kelly is also in the photograph.’

This week the wheel from scrapped steamship RMS Davaar features. It is on display at Carradale’s Network Centre museum.