New addition to Dunoon Burgh Hall photographic archive

Dunoon Burgh Hall‘s Heritage Project is continuing to uncover more great stories from the Burgh Hall’s past.

Most recently, its volunteers have been in touch with the family of Nan and Archie McCallum who lived in the Caretakers flat in the Burgh Hall from 1951 until 1976.

Nan was caretaker of the hall for 25 years, while Archie worked as a driver for the Burgh.

The Burgh Hall team has been delighted to receive copies of some great archival photographs – by courtesy of Nan and Archie’s daughter, Jean Buckles.

These include shots of the interior of the caretaker’s flat; an unusual view of the back garden; and group photographs from key events in the Burgh Surveyor’s Offices.

The photograph above is from Nan and Archie’s retirement party in 1976.

Upcoming events for the town from the team during the Burgh Hall’s closure for extensive renovation include:

  • Youth Art Flash Mob – This is a Teen Takeover. Argyll Youth Arts are plotting an Art Flash Mob to take over the walls and windows of the Burgh Hall’s  Pop Up Gallery at 33 Argyll Street TOMORROW – Tuesday  26th July – from 2pm to 5pm.  So, for all those of secondary school age and above – the invitation is to ‘come along and get arty’.  All materials provided, just bring your imagination.
  • Play with Clay – a family fun on Thursday 28th July, 1pm to 3pm in a drop in session for the summer holidays. Bring the kids along and have a ‘Play with Clay’ with the expert help of Pauline Beautyman of Sea Drift, Argyll.
  • A Blether about Volunteering – also on Thursday 28th July at 6pm if for everyone interested in volunteering with Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust. There are lots of opportunities coming up including:
    * heritage research
    * oral history recording
    * plays and performances
    * exhibitions and arts events
    * up-cycling
    * workshops for all ages

Join the team for an informal chat on Thursday 28th July at 6pm at the Pop up Shop, 33 Argyll Street. Enjoy a glass of wine with some nibbles, find out more and meet like minded people.

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