District News 1955

Tolsta District News 1955 as reported in the Stornoway Gazette

24/5/55

FOOTBALL

There was something of a "local derby" atmosphere about this Kemnay Cup match played at North Tolsta on a somewhat cramped but otherwise excellent field given by Councillor Allan Cameron.The rain made good play difficult but these young boys put many senior elevens to shame by the way they trapped and controlled a very greasy ball.

In two good teams the centre-halves and goalkeepers were outstanding.


There was no scoring at half-time but in the second half with the wind and rain behind them,Back dictated play and scored four good goals.

Only superb goalkeeping by the Tolsta 'keeper kept several other shots from finding the net.
Score-Tolsta 0,Back 4

21/6/55

BUSY SEASON

All available motor lorries are now on the road taking home the year's fuel.

FOSTER MOTHER

After waiting patiently for four weeks a young lad who placed two duck eggs in the nest of a black-backed gull has two healthy
ducklings. A few years ago another lad had three chicks hatched by a seagull.

X-RAYED

On June 23rd practically all the pupils in the school were X-rayed.

THE SIDON

Donald Smith,24,North Tolsta,is on the salvage ship"Swin"which helped to raise and beach the submarine "Sidon"
He was on the job for a fortnight.

21/11/55

WAITING FOR THE RAINS

The drought continues and most wells are down to a trickle. The well at Murdo Macdonald's 3 croft has proved a real boon and
is free to all comers.

SIGHT RESTORED

We are thankful and rejoice with Mrs.William Macdonald 48,North Tolsta who has had her sight restored after being blind for nearly three years.The successful operation was performed in the Lewis Hospital.

She is in her seventies.

19/7/55

WELCOME HOME

Its welcome home from us all to Annie Maciver,43 North Tolsta,who arrived home on Saturday fit as a bell. She has been in hospital for almost seven years.

21/11/55

WHO SAILS THE SEAS

Norman Macleod 20,and William Gunn 70,had a pleasant surprise when they joined their new ship and found five shipmates from the village already on board.

Kenneth Macleod, The Bungalow, John Murdo Macdonald 28 and John Mackay 64,are in hospital in foreign ports.

SALUTE

Salute to the North Tolsta infant class (26 pupils )for seven weeks perfect attendance.