Have you seen Bostock in Kilts?

Archive, Norman Mowatt

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

Archive, Norman Mowatt

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

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Venturing into the mystical art of Archiving

Archie Berry, Archive

To anyone about to read this, can I suggest that you would have a much better time pursuing Jack Higgins…

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

Archive, Norman Mowatt

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!

Archive, Norman Mowatt

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

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What do film reports tell us about the past?

Archive, Jan Silver

The film reports held by the Picture House archive offer an incredible glimpse back in time to a period when…

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The Operatic Superstar and Rob Roy MacGregor

Archive, Norman Mowatt

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.

Archive, Norman Mowatt

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

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Discovery and Sharing

Archive, Norman Mowatt

In a recent blog article I wrote about Dr Ormonde and his talented family and their visit to Campbeltown to…

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Mysteries, Detectives and Westerns !

Archive, Norman Mowatt

Still in June 1913 and the Picture House is settling into regular commercial operation with success. The composition of the…

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