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The Invergordon Archive

At the Beach, Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
At the Beach, Invergordon

Left to right are Margaret and Jozef Zawinski, Aimee Walker and Chris Hoy.
Picture added on 26 February 2008
Comments:
I just came across this picture, don't know how I missed it, old age I guess.
Aimee Walker, later Smith (?) and Mrs Hoy must be Frankie’s mother? I remember her always having a hard time getting on the train to go somewhere without Frankie’s knowledge, and one time when Frankie did find out we had to wrestle him off the signal lever in the station office when he tried to stop the train - it took 3 of us.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 02 March 2008
Hi Harry, yes you're right, that is Frankie's mother and Aimee is my mum's sister. Chris Hoy is in one of the other photos I put in.
Added by Vanda on 03 March 2008
Hi Harry, yes, you are right. Aimee Walker, mother of Aimee, Virginia, James and Terry and Lucille Smith. Chris Hoy, mother of Sheila and Frankie. Margaret and Jozef lived in Clyde Street just down the street from me. Margaret just never seemed to age. Always a friendly couple ---- ready to do a kind deed for anyone.
Added by Rosalie (Graham) Samaroo on 03 March 2008
Hi Harry, have you seen the picture with Bill Elliot in it taken in our garden in Clyde Street? Do you remember the ship called 'Freya' that sank of the Caithness coast and survivors were taken to Invergordon. Bill Elliot was one of the suvivors. D J Brodie was another survivor. Do the names mean anything to you?
Added by Vanda on 06 March 2008
Vanda, I remember when the Freya was lost...she was a Fishery patrol vessel, often into Invergordon. Duncan Brodie was in school with me and he married one of the Mauchline girls; don’t recall Bill Elliot though, Donald Stevenson from Saltburn’s Father was a skipper with the Fishery Patrol, not sure was it the Freya that was lost he skippered or her replacement. Perhaps Ron Stewart could help out on this one.
Added by Duncan Murray on 06 March 2008
Hi Vanda, sorry don't recall any of those names. Would the Freya have been prior to 1959? - that is the year I left Invergordon.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 March 2008
Hi Harry, Duncan, yes it sank on Jan 9th 1959. The captain was a Gordon B McLaren and he was missing along with Peter Marshall and James Haddaway. I still have the newspaper clipping that my mother had of it.
Added by Vanda on 08 March 2008
Hi Duncan, it was not Duncan Brodie that was on the Freya, but his elder brother. I think his name was Ian, if my memory serves me right.
Added by Gordon Peterson on 24 March 2008
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