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Oban, Esplanade, Oban Times Building And Regent Hotel 2005
Memories of Oban
Like your other contributors I also spent my very early years in Dunstaffnage. Dad had spent the early part of the war from day one as a young Engineer Officer on North Atlantic convoys in the Merchant Navy. When you were lucky to survive three Atlantic crossings '39/'42 he had done 19. To give him a break he joined the SS (...Read full memory)
My great grandfather, James David Smith, owned the lease of this hotel from 1889 to 1896 when he moved with his family back to Govan. The hotel was demolished in 2011 and there are only three old photos showing James from another web site, but I am looking for anyone whose relatives may have either worked (...Read full memory)
In 1942 aged 5 due to my father being a shipwright in the Portsmouth Dockyard he was transferred to a satellite dockyard at Dunstaffnage where we stayed as a family until the war finished and we then moved back to Pompey. Workers in the Dockyard came from Chatham, Devonport and Rosyth. The dockyard had AFD (...Read full memory)
I was born in Oban and still have all my mum's family there, does anyone know of the Sloss family, Davie and Ina and their large family - Davie, Peter, Malcome, Alex, Billy, Robert, Jessie, Ina, Irene and Elizebeth?