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The Invergordon Archive

Jim Mackenzie
The Invergordon Archive
Jim Mackenzie

Jim Mackenzie (my father) on his butcher's rounds during the 1930s.
Picture added on 04 February 2009
As a child I often used to get sent to Jimmy the butchers to collect the fish on a Tuesday. It was always wrapped in greaseproof paper and a brown bag. One Tuesday my friend Margaret Ross and I collected the fish, went to Margaret's house, Pretoria House, and then she walked me home to Saltburn Road by the beach, going under the dockyard pier and out by the swimming pool. Half way there I realised the bag was light, looked around and the fish were lying on the gritty beach. We took them back and washed them in Margaret’s bathroom sink, re-wrapped them and took them to my mum. We kept our mouths shut but I didn't fancy fish that night and there was a comment about the fish being a bit gritty! Happy days.
Added by Liz Adam (Askew) on 04 February 2009
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