Top Skippers’ Choice

[Front and Back] M.B. SUNBEAM INS 68 [Inside] MR. & MRS. W. SMITH & FAMILY request the pleasure of the company of Mr and Mrs L K Howard at the launching of the M.B SUNBEAM INS 68 from Campbeltown Shipyard on MONDAY, 16th FEBRUARY, 1987 M.B.Sunbeam INS 68 launch invitation…

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We are very grateful to Malina McMcAuley for handing in this article by Bob Tomlinson from the Daily Record, published on Monday 4th April 1977. Malina’s father, John McMillan, is the former ploughman mentioned in the article: For 22 years John McMillan worked as a ploughman near Campbeltown. Four years…

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Willie MacCallum during his apprenticeship at Campbeltown Shipyard. This photo was taken after a launch. Photo courtesy of William MacCallum. APPRENTICESHIP On applying to Campbeltown Shipyard for work, I was interviewed by Tom McArthur who was the Engineering Foreman at that time. I was successful in starting a 4 year…

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Revised list of names of Campbeltown Shipyard Employees (012/06/2019). After a call-out on our Facebook page we have managed to gather 250+ names of people who worked at Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd. I’ve trawled through all the posts and hope that I haven’t missed anyone out… if I have then just…

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Top Skippers' Choice Drop-in Session

Top Skippers’ Choice Drop-in Session Hi Folks, We are organising the first of three drop-in sessions for Top Skippers’ Choice: The Story of Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd, for 1st July 2019, at Campbeltown Town Hall, 56 Main Street, Campbeltown, between 6-8pm . If you have a story or some pictures to…

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Fear Not Leslie Howarth

Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd – Section of the Yard. Courtesy of Leslie Howarth As well as gathering stories and images from former employees from the Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd., Top Skippers’ Choice aims to gather as much information about the boats built there, their skippers and the crews who fished in them….

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