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RETRO Roamer

More anecdotes from mid 1980s

Nice one, Jimmy! After the ‘wake’ for the passing of the telephone exchange switchboards, Jimmy dialled 100. ‘Hello!’ said he. ‘Did I leave my jacket in the staff room? I haven’t seen it since last night.’

Inverness 100 apparently reckoned it was a nuisance call and hung up on Jimmy. I doubt Jimmy’s jacket is still ‘hung up’ as well!

Caol residents did a double take when they saw not one but two polis patrolling – on foot, mark you – through the streets of their village which is, of course, the largest in Scotland. To many, it brought back memories of the early days when the boys in blue put in the occasional appearance.

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