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The Invergordon Archive

Staff at Invergordon Post Office
The Invergordon Archive
Staff at Invergordon Post Office

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Picture added on 26 February 2010 at 13:20
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I haven't seen this one before. The back left is Willie Macdonald, far right is Tim Ross, second from left in front is my father Hamish Askew.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 26 February 2010
Third from the left on the back row is Dan Shaw and second from the right at the back is Jimmy MacKay, my uncle. Jimmy MacKay was married to Chrissie Urquhart, a sister of Colin, Donald and Alec all deceased. Jimmy and Chrissie had two daughters, Anne who lives in Urquhart Village near Elgin and Christine who is married and lives in Inverness.
Added by John Urquhart on 28 February 2010
Thanks John, Jimmy looked familiar but couldn't think of the name and I forgot Dan Shaw had been in the post office.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 28 February 2010
Jimmy used to come to the railway station to pickup and drop off the mail. He would always come into the office and would spar with me. I could never land any on him.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 01 March 2010
Harry - This is the Dan Shaw I mentioned on one of the Mural photos (picture #1241) on the side of his old House Heriot Mount near the top of the High St. You said you didn't remember him - maybe this jogs the old grey cells!
Added by Graham MacKenzie on 08 March 2010
Hi Graham, yes it does, I remember him and also the man on his right 2nd from left in back.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 08 March 2010
I think Tim Ross was the Postmaster at Invergordon. In my time he lived in a prefab on Joss Street, his daughter Margaret was in my class in school.
In those days the Post Office was an extremely well kept building, the brass letter box outside always had the Brasso treatment and the inside smelt of furniture polish.
Added by Bill Geddes on 11 March 2010
Yes Bill, it smelt like a Post Office should. It is now where you collect parcels. As kids we used to pop in at the back and see dad and I remember getting a hurl on the front carrier of the post bike. Saturday nights, if he was on the collections, we sometimes got to go and went out to Jeff's shop in Saltburn and down to the Cromarty boat. Great times.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 11 March 2010
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