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TEN YEARS AGO

Friday October 10, 2008

Mamma Mia! has been the hit of the summer at The Campbeltown Picture House.

A week-long run earlier in the summer saw the Wee Pictures booked solid and prompted a return showing, this time with a sing-along copy of the film, where the words to all the Abba hit songs in the film were shown in subtitles on the screen.

It had them singing and dancing in the aisles.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Friday October 15, 1993

School blitzed!

Vandals went on the rampage in Castlehill Primary School over the weekend, causing as much as £5,000 of damage.

However, they may have left a vital clue that could lead to their capture.

The culprits firstly broke into a classroom of the Campbeltown school on the night of October 9 (Saturday), and then burst through doors to get into offices.

They put a hammer through a photocopier, smashed two computer screens, vandalised desks, stole money from a Barnardo’s charity box and finally sprayed black paint over walls and carpets.

However, police believe this is where they may have slipped up. Campbeltown Chief Inspector, James Dorward said: ‘I am certain some of this paint must have got on to their clothing, as it is everywhere and is proving difficult to get out of the carpets and off the walls.

‘If any parent perhaps sees that their child has black paint on his or her clothing, this would be a tell-tale sign.’

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Friday October 10, 1968

David wins silver at Mod

Carradale choir also succeed.

David J. Hastie, (15), of 177 Ralston Road, Campbeltown, carried off the silver medal for solo singing (boys 13-16) at the National Mod in Dunoon on Tuesday.

David, a pupil of Campbeltown Grammar School, is the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Hastie.

Carradale Junior Gaelic Choir, together for a comparatively short time, came first in the action songs section and won the Donald and Maimie McPhail Trophy for unison singing.

Tarbert School Gaelic Choir took the Miss Olive Campbell of Inverneill Trophy for unison singing.

Campbeltown Gaelic Choir will be competing for the Lovat and Tullibardine and Puirt-a-beul Trophies tomorrow.

Mr D. Raibert McCallum, formerly of Campbeltown and now living in Glasgow, was awarded third prize in the composition of melody suitable for prescribed children’s song.

Mr McCallum, who is the son of Mrs McCallum and the late Mr M.G. McCallum, Ralston Road, Campbeltown, is a former conductor of the Carradale Gaelic Choir.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Saturday October 12, 1918

America and peace

Drastic proposal by the Senate

The latest peace move of the central powers was the subject of a remarkable debate in the United States Senate on Monday and in the plainest possible language it was made clear that America is utterly opposed to any negotiations with the enemy.

Nothing but unconditional surrender will suffice. The uncompromising attitude of the United States Senate may be judged from the fact that cheers greeted the following drastic resolution, proposed by senator Porter, the member for North Dakota.

‘That there shall be no cessation of hostilities and no armistice, until Germany disbands her army and surrenders her arms and munitions, together with her navy to the United States and her allies.

‘Pay by way of damages, the cost of rebuilding and reconstructing all the cities and villages destroyed by its armies…’