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RETRO Roamer

More memory lane items from the Roamer columns of 30 years ago

□ The council has designated two new road signs for Polmona in Claggan. However, both proclaim ‘Polomona’. One board is firmly in place but, apparently, the workforce ran out of cement to embed the other one. So it continues to lie on its back. Meanwhile there are plenty of Clagganites moaning, justifiably, about the ‘Polomona’ bit.

□ There was this needle primary school shinty match at Inverlochy last Thursday. Wee Gordon was all keyed up, waiting to get into the action. An hour before the game he was kitted out with his strip, his tracksuit over the top of it. Comes the throw-up, with Wee Gordon ready to give it stick. Until he realised he had taken the field wearing his drawers instead of his shorts. Then there was a rush to do a cover-up job! When he is asked in later years for the most embarrassing sporting moment of his youth, I’ve no doubt Wee Gordon will recall the time when he was 11 and playing shinty in his drawers.

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