Albert Victor Gardner

Archive, Norman Mowatt, People of the Picture House

  Image (zoom): architectural plans drawn by AV Gardner for Campbeltown Picture House Ltd. (1912), courtesy of Argyll & Bute…

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Have you seen Bostock in Kilts?

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Mr N.C. BOSTOCK in LONDON, The success of modern Times. The cry is “Have you seen Bostock in Kilts?” The…

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Investigating New Archive Documents

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The volunteer archive team was recently informed that some documents had been donated to the Picture House archive. We were…

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Audrey Comes to Campbeltown

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On Sunday 11th September just before 5pm we went round to the Picture House in Campbeltown to see The Vintage Mobile Cinema,…

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100 Years Ago … A Picture House Shareholder Becomes a Hero !

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Our attention was recently drawn to the “From Our Files” Feature in the Campbeltown Courier of 28thJuly 2017. After reading…

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When the Big Tin Box was Opened We Found People and Stories

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The Raiders of the Lost Archive project started to come to life for me when Robin came to speak for…

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Picture House Memories, American Serials, Charlie Chaplin and The Vampire

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One of the sources of information we have been using in conjunction with documents and other materials found in the…

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From Picture House Managers to King Solomon’s Mines and The Halls of Montezuma!

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This week I have been finding out about the second manager of the Picture House, Mr Duncan Sinclair. Born near…

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The Operatic Superstar and Rob Roy MacGregor

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As we continue to explore the adverts from the Campbeltown Courier from the years before the Picture House opened we…

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Fascinating Characters and Biographies.

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              From the first moments we started looking through the Picture House archive it…

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