• Posts Tagged ‘geshader’

    Spring Cleaning in 1851

    by  • 9 January 2012 • Emigration, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    The late 1840s were years of desperation in Lewis (as elsewhere), with much of the population near to starvation and dependent on ‘destitution meal’ from the Proprietor. The solution that presented itself was assisted and effectively compulsory emigration; here are the numbers fixed on for emigration from Uig in 1851.

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    Lochcroistean School, c1928

    by  • 4 November 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 3 Comments

    [singlepic=946,373] Lochcroistean School, c1928. Teachers Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff and Donald Macarthur, Carloway. Back Row:1. Angus Hugh Smith, 2 Carishader 2. Angus John Macdonald, 6 Carishader 3. Donald Macritchie, 4 Enaclete 4. Donald John Mackay, 6 Geshader 5. Malcolm John Smith, 2 Ungeshader 6. Donald Smith, 2 Ungeshader 7. Donald Gillies, 9 Carishader 8. John […]

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    Milling

    by  • 25 June 2009 • Crofting, History, Life in Uig, Mills • 1 Comment

    From Lewsiana, by W Anderson Smith (1874, 1896). During the autumn and winter the grain is prepared at leisure as potatoes are first consumed, or nearly so, before the meal is much run upon. When in urgent need of meal, the grain is sometimes dried in an iron pot on the fire, and then taken […]

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    Banais Una

    by  • 4 June 2009 • Audio, Entertainments, Gàidhlig • 2 Comments

    [audio:banais una RB finlay.mp3] Verses written by Norman “Conter” Macleod, am Bard Bochd and for many years headmaster at Lochcroistean, on the occasion of the marriage of Agnes Smith, Lochcroistean, to Kenny Maclennan, 15 Kneep.  It was sung at the wedding by Kenny Dan Smith, 2 Ungeshader; and the reading here is by Finlay Maciver […]

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    Lochcroistean Reunion

    by  • 3 June 2009 • Education, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Marianne hosted a lovely evening for about forty past pupils of Lochcroistean school, and their spouses, on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the school. [slideshow=35] If the slideshow isn’t working for you, the pictures are also in the Gallery.

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    Placenames: Geshader and Strome

    by  • 10 May 2009 • Placenames • 0 Comments

    Key placenames and landmarks around the township of Geshader, the inlet to Little Loch Roag (the Sruth, next to #18), and the deserted settlement at Strome, as prepared by Finlay and Kenneth Maciver.  There are many more placenames, which we’ll publish once we’ve worked out how best to present them; meanwhile there’s Enaclete too.  Compare […]

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    Ciorstaidh Mhòr

    by  • 5 May 2009 • Archive photos, Gàidhlig, People

    [singlepic=620,390] Ciorstaidh Mhòr, Christina Matheson, was born in 1861 in Enaclete, a daughter of William Ruadh and a sister of William Dearg.  Her father came with his family to Geshader in the late 19th century and built this house at 2 Geshader, on the hillside overlooking the loch on the right as you drive into […]

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    April

    by  • 3 April 2009 • Life in Uig • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=612,327] Taken this afternoon from Ganstotl on Loch Roag (back of Geshader), looking to Eilean Garbh and Cliatasaigh (left), with Bernera in the distance.  It was blowing a bit.

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    Lochcroistean School 1929-30

    by  • 12 February 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 2 Comments

    [singlepic=454,380] Teachers Donald Macarthur (Soup) and Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff (Anna Bheag) Back Row 1. Peter Macleod 9 Enaclete 2. Farquhar Macdonald 12 Carishader 3. Angus Hugh Smith 2 Carishader 4. Donald Macritchie 4 Enaclete 5. Calum Iain Smith 2B Ungeshader 6. Donald Gilleis 9 Carishader 7. John Murdo Mackay 1 Carishader 8. John MAcdonald […]

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    Interned at Groningen in 1914

    by  • 30 October 2008 • History, Military & Police, WWI • 12 Comments

    This unidentified sailor with the Naval Division is believed to be one of those interned in Holland in 1914.  The picture was taken at Groningen, and comes to us from 10 Mangersta.  Is he one of the Uigeachs listed below who spent the war in “HMS Timbertown”?  The following was written by Dave Roberts for […]

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