Here’s a cracking photo of some Galloway bee-keepers having a night out in the Monreith Arms Hotel, Port William, in the mid-1960s.
John Paterson from Kirkcowan is one of the members sitting in the front row, four from the left, and his brother Willie is second from the left. Many thanks to John who phoned the Gazette with a lot of the names including:
Ian Maxwell, Mac Wallace, Hugh Howatson, James Smith, James Maxwell, Mr Christie. The wives of the men in front are sitting in the second row. Then we have Tommy Murray, Mrs Murray, Campbell McGeoch, Mrs McGeoch, Drew McMillan, Mrs McMillan, John Clements, Andrew Wilson, Hugh Dewar, Elizabeth Dewar, Bill Sandford, Victor McDonald, Mrs McDonald, Margaret Kirkland, Mr Kirkland.