The Week in Numbers

Welcome to #SundayTimes. Today’s post is inspired by numbers & a number of remarkable people…

Last weekend was an important milestone for The Picture House, Campbeltown, which has been showing films for 100 years.

Screen shot 2013-06-02 at 13.33.25A number of other momentous milestones have been reached & marked this week, so, today’s #5aday is the week in numbers…

  1. 13.1 miles in 1.58Last Sunday’s Mull of Kintyre half marathon where Mum & I raised over £1,000 for the cinema’s Centenary restoration project.
  2. 60 years ago today the Queen was crowned, aged 25. While the Diamond Jubilee was celebrated last year, the coronation took place over a year after the death of her father King George VI.
  3. 60 years since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the 1st climbers to reach the summit of Everest on 29 May 1953.
  4. 70 years since my grandmother was crossing the Atlantic on her own in the middle of the Battle of the Atlantic to marry my grandfather who she met 4 years before in Halifax, Canada.
  5. 100 years of cinemaLast Sunday we had a fabulous birthday party for The Picture House which included fireworks, a letter from the Queen & The Great Gatsby.

20 years ago my grandmother wrote a short story about her experience of crossing the Atlantic. I’ve just reread ‘Fifty Years On’ – a tale of romance, adventure & courage. She was obviously a remarkable women & I’m immensely proud of her. G x


By Sarah Mayo


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