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RETRO Roamer

More items from the Retro Roamer columns of 30 years ago

A 17-man syndicate from the BA fitting shop won the £34,722 first dividend in Vernon’s Pools at the weekend. Their £1 a head perm brought them eight score draws in a line, in a week when there were only nine score draws on the coupon. Fittingly, and with great attention to detail, they all landed £2,000, with some of the balance deposited in the BA Club.

* When is a Fort William town holiday not a Fort William town holiday? When it falls on the Ides of March, it would seem. The majority of the High Street shops were shut, while most of the High Street public service departments were open. At least, with the old style fast days, everyone knew what was happening - or not happening – in town.

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