[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
50 Years ago in Caithness
50 years ago Friday, May 2, 1952
A WAR memorial tablet had been unveiled at Miller Academy in Thurso by
Brigadier G.D.K. Murray, of Castletown, in memory of former pupils who had
made the supreme sacrifice in World War Two. The ceremony was attended by a
representative gathering and included relatives of the fallen. Brigadier
Murray said the sacrifice of the former pupils had “preserved for us our
freedom and established for all free nations the principles of liberty and
A CEREMONY had taken place at Thurso Castle on Saturday evening when the Hon.
Mr and Mrs Robin Sinclair were met by a representative number of Ulbster
Estate employees. The couple were presented with “a silver coffee pot on the
occasion of their recent marriage and as a token of the high esteem in which
they are held”.
ELECTRIC street lighting had been installed in the village of Lybster. The
John O’Groat Journal reported that the power had been switched on for the
first time on Wednesday night. The people of Lybster, whose streets had
formerly been illuminated by oil lamps, had “patiently awaited the electrical
WICK and district had experienced its lowest April rainfall for 10 years.
That, said a report in the Groat, was the period in which official records
had been taken but it was likely that it had been the driest April for a
considerably longer time. The records showed that 0.49 inches of rain fell in
April 1952; the average for the month over the previous 10 years had been
1.85 inches, and for the last five years the figure was 2.01 inches.