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The Invergordon Archive

Queen's Visit
The Invergordon Archive
Queen's Visit

This is a photo scanned from a newspaper cutting of the Queen’s visit in 1974/75(?). I am the tall Brownie in the front row looking at the ground. I remember taking a big deep breath just before the Queen came level with me. She stopped and asked if I enjoyed the brownies - I can’t even remember what I answered!!
It was taken on the middle pier (where the liners come in nowadays). We all got ready at the back of Reid the Painters on the High Street (now Alwyn’s hairdressers I think?), as his daughter was one of our leaders. It was all very exciting as I was only about 9 years old.
I notice that there are no other photos/mentions of this visit. Hopefully this might refresh some memories and see some more photos come forward?
Picture added on 22 June 2008
Comments:
Guides L to R (back row): Shirley Munro, ?, Leonora Geddes?, Isobel Macdonald, ?, Fiona MacKean, Debbie Sutherland?, Irene Mackenzie, possibly half of Alison Opaska.
Anonymous comment added on 22 June 2008
Hi Jillian, the wee one with the glasses, second on your left beside the queen, wouldn't be Dianne Hosie would it?
Added by Liz Askew on 28 June 2008
Hi Liz, I don't think this is Dianne as she is a couple of years older than me and would have thought she would be a bit taller. Although I was very tall for my age I'm still the same height 5ft 2"!! Don't quote me though as I had only been in Invergordon a couple of years at this point so didn't really know the older girls then.
Added by Jillian B on 15 July 2008
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