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The following 'News' pages were archived on 23 July 2004


Retirement Centre Donation

As a small token of thanks, the WITPG donated £50.00 to the Retirement Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway, towards the cost of its annual old folks dinner. The WITPG are very grateful to Mrs Elliot and her staff for the use of the Retirement Centre. It is an excellent venue for our winter social evenings.

Donald MacLeod Memorial Award

Robert Grieves, the guest speaker on the evening of 15th January, presented Kenny MacAskill, Eilean, Marig, Isle of Harris, with the 2002 Donald MacLeod (Domhnall Easy) Memorial Award.
The Award is presented annually to the person who is considered to have made an important contribution to the benefit of the group during the previous year.
The report on the Robert Grieves slide show and the award presentation will appear in the next issue.

Robert Grieves

As part of his job as a bus driver, Robert Grieves is scheduled to be working for David Dean’s ‘Classic Tours’, based at the Harris Hotel for one week in July. We have asked him to repeat the superb slide show held in January.
This will be a welcome return for the bus enthusiasts amongst us, and there were also a few interesting shots of trucks to appease the lorry and van contingency. Everyone present on that January night enjoyed it enormously. Details have yet to be finalised but keep watching this space for updates.

Saved from the gas torch

The group have managed to save a rare Bedford TL six Wheel tipper from the gas torch. The vehicle belonged to Angus MacDonald (Furan), Plant Hire Contractor, Stornoway.
The lorry has been moved to Coll, Back, for storage, though this is not ideal as it is kept outdoors. We would much prefer to store it inside, where it could be restored. If you know of anyone with extra storage space where this work could be carried out, let us know. [for an update on this item see News]

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