Jim Kevan

(R and R Clarks)

Jim Kevan started work at the Galloway Gazette and then briefly worked at the Ayrshire Post before moving to work at R and R Clarks in Edinburgh. He worked in the caseroom at Clarks before moving into the reading department to be a reader. He was involved with the caseroom chapel and participated in annual trips and burns supper walks.

0000 Was made redundant. Works manager made him redundant and was asked to leave. No notice.
0145 Payment to stop him claiming redundant. No explanation. Was told lawyers were not allowed to speak to him about.
0311 Signed by Andrew Cubie but he would not comment on it. Discussion of Andrew Cubie and his history.
0444 Social events in the law firm.
0650 Law firm annual outing, would chose beforehand what you wanted to do. No expense spared in the social side.
0816 Wayzgoose was a term that he had heard when he moved into reading department. Was not a word that was used within the firm. Possibly south of the border.
0919 Moved back to Newton Stewart when he retired, the day after his 60th birthday. Two twin daughters.
1050 Description of photographs in the Jim Kevan donation.
1530 Information about Geoff Alsop. Photograph on Banks of Loch Tay.
1900 Bobby Reid acting as referee. Must be Callander trip as it was called Tannochbrae in the series Dr Finlays Casebook.
2000 The Brandon sprint and races at annual outings.
2050 Description of individuals in photographs. Gentleman from Ghana, everybody called him Duke
2300 Father in Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the First War.
2400 Picture of Largs trip.
2600 Golf club dinner. Edward Clark chair left for him at Edinburgh University
2800 Story about man who he worked beside whose wife sent him to the doctor and he was signed off for a week. Died within a few days.
2900 Burns Supper programmes. Bicentenary walk.
3012 On Burns Club committee, got in trouble for walk because there was too much time at the pub and people got drunk!
3100 Burns Supper programmes designed and set up by apprentices
3200 Damaged photograph, discussion of dress in photograph
3220 Photograph in front of Colinton Inn
3300 Gentleman that worked in Clarks who was deaf and dumb.
3400 Playing football on the Burns Club Walk
3500 Annual trip to Dollar
3600 Sense of humour on old brochures


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