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RETRO Roamer

The Roamer column was the highlight of a Thursday for many Lochaber readers so he has returned with a timely look back at the events and people that made it into his columns in the mid 1980s.

 There was I, minding my own business, walking along the east end of the High Street under the Hielan’man’s Umbrella. An eager Southron visitor approached me, pointed across to the Cow Hill and asked ‘Is that Ben Neevis up there?’ And, yes, he did pronounce it as ‘Neevis’. I forget how I answered him – but it would have been in detail!

 ‘Does everyone like curry?’ asked the Boys Brigade’s alfresco chef on the recent visit to Dudley. Several hands went up, while a few more of the boys thought they might like to try some. So the chef – a Cameron, no less – busied himself by emptying into the huge cooking pot all the various foodstuffs he couldn’t get the youngsters to eat a day or two before. And everyone enjoyed the Cameron Curry, without chips, which goes to prove a couple of culinary points.

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