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The Invergordon Archive

Gang of Three
The Invergordon Archive
Gang of Three

I am on the right and Charles MacKay is the tall lad at the back - no idea who the other lad is! It was taken at Rosskeen where Charles's father worked.

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Picture added on 10 May 2008
Tall Boy at the back looks like Martin Legge.
Added by Anne Bridges (James) on 13 May 2008
Yes the tall boy looks like a Legge (there were several!). The shot looks as if was taken during the great Invergordon soap famine!
Added by Bill Geddes on 13 May 2008
Hi Anne, I thought the same - Fraser or Martin?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 13 May 2008
Anne, Bill and Harry: You are probably right. I have not long dug those photos out of a box that had been packed for something like 30 years and I had it stuck in my head that it was Charlie MacKay. As for the soap famine, times were hard then. I remember going to school in sandshoes or bare feet in the summer and "tackety" boots in the winter and the cold tap was outside as was the toilet! Mind, I am much cleaner now - I wash twice a week and shower on my birthday, roll on next week!!! Many thanks for your observations!
Added by Joe MacDonald on 14 May 2008
Harry - yes, it could be Fraser - but definitely a Legge boy!
Added by Anne Bridges (James) on 14 May 2008
That's OK Joe, nothing wrong with that, we were all in the same boat. I remember the tackety boots and kicking the road to make sparks. They also used to make a lovely noise when marching into Gogglies class, the louder the better.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 15 May 2008
Anne and everyone, the boy in question is Martin Legge. He was in school with me. Joe, do you have an Auntie called Norah? If so, she lived next door to my Granny, Mrs Mackenzie, in Clyde Street. I think you were in my class at school as well.
Added by Rosalie Samaroo (Graham) on 16 May 2008
Rosalie, I did have an aunt called Nora but I am not sure that she lived in Clyde Street. I remember that she lived next to the Trotters (Eddie etc), opposite Bissets for a while before moving to Queen Street. Unfortunately she passed away some years ago. I do remember Mrs MacKenzie, my mother Cathy lived next door to at one time. If you were in school with Martin you are probably a year or two older than me!
Added by Joe MacDonald on 17 May 2008
Without doubt it is Martin Legge, we used to knock around a lot. I wonder where he is now?
Added by Ian Macphail on 28 February 2009
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