From our files, January 25 2019

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TEN YEARS AGO

Friday January 23 2009

Carradale poem at London Zoo

A poem created by a Carradale Primary School pupil has appeared on the front cover of a book which is set to be displayed at London Zoo.

Along with Michaela Richard’s poem, pictures that were drawn by Jordan McKenzie and Raymond Gosling of primary five and Michael Charlwood of primary seven also appeared in the booklet.

The frog poem folio impressed the director of the Zoological Society of London, David Field, who expressed a wish to display the poems and pictures at the zoo.

The poem was read out and the pictures shown to about 80 people at Halting the Global Decline in Amphibians, a symposium dinner at London Zoo recently.

Clockwise from left: Raymond Gosling, Jordan McKenzie, Michael Charlwood and Michaela Richards. 25_c05files01_Carradale_Pupils

25 YEARS AGO

Friday February 4 1994

This time it’s war

Joyriders face the wrath of taxi boss

A Campbeltown taxi boss hopes to hunt down joyriders who stole one of his cars – by offering an award for information on the thieves.

The distinctive Red Cabs vehicle – a white Montego with a red stripe, registration number D695 WBB – was stolen, from outside the Dellwood Hotel, around midnight last Thursday.

And now Terry Meachem wants information leading to the conviction of the culprits, with £100 on offer as the reward.

The car was found hours later in the middle of the road to Peninver, facing Campbeltown.

Red Cabs driver, and N and M Motors mechanic, Donald Brown, is pictured diagnosing serious damage to the gearbox which could cost as much as £400 to repair.

‘Someone is bound to have seen it,’ an irate Terry told the Courier, ‘and the money is there for information on who stole it.

‘Not only was the car badly damaged, but we’re losing money with the car being out of action.

‘This sort of thing is sickening, and whoever did it deserves all that is coming to them.’

The Dellwood Hotel is at the entrance to the town on the West Road, and residents say they heard a car, believed to be the taxi, leaving at around 12.

50 YEARS AGO

January 23 1969

City honour for Mrs Macdonald

Mrs Anne Maxwell Macdonald, wife of Captain John Macdonald, the Laird of Largie, is to receive the freedom of Glasgow ‘in recognition of her deep interest in the cultural and civic life of the city.’

Lord Provost Mr John Johnston proposed the honour and received the unanimous support of his magistrate colleagues. The corporation’s approval will be given today and the freedom ceremony will take place some time before May.

Mrs Maxwell Macdonald, with the exception of royalty, is only the second woman to receive the freedom of the city, the previous recipient being Madame Curie, who was honoured in 1929.

Her father, the late Sir John Stirling-Maxwell, Bt., received the freedom of Glasgow in 1913.

It is thought to be unique that two members of the same family should receive the freedom.

100 YEARS AGO

Football – Drumlemble 4 HMS Thames 0

The second game of the War Funds League took place on Kinloch Park last Saturday between Drumlemble and HMS Thames.

Thames took the field with a weak 11, due to demobilisation, and were no match for Drumlemble, who turned out easy winners. H Sinclair and Adams were the outstanding players on the field.

The collection for War Funds amounted to £3 6/8. Campbeltown and Thames play their league game tomorrow.

The Picture House – In ‘The Mysterious Miss Terry,’ to be screened on Monday evening, will be found a photo-play of surpassing interest. Delightful, piquant Billie Burke is whimsically charming, and from the very first scene, which flashes on the screen, the picture holds the attention and interest of the spectator.

The play is an adaptation of a story by Gelett Burgess, the well-known author and humorist.