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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Football Team
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Football Team

Invergordon Football Team in the late '50s, early '60s.
Picture added on 24 October 2010 at 11:45
Recognise most of them here. Jimmie Farquar on shoulders? Corner of King and Outram St. Mctaggert's prefab in background. Good pic Gordie.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 24 October 2010
I think this was taken on Outram Street in front of the prefab below Slaters the Bakers in which Sybil Hearn lived when I remember it. You can see the steel chimney behind of Macgilvrays the chip shop with Ross Lane and the gable of Keith Walkers house and the YMCA in the background. Notice the cobbles which were the length of King Street at the time.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 24 October 2010
Liz you are correct about the location for the photograph, but Sybil did not live there then, she moved in there sometime late '60s I think. Not sure of the exact date as I was away in the army at the time. As for the chippy I thought it was better than the one at the bottom of King Street!
Added by Joe MacDonald on 25 October 2010
Joe, you are right, it was the best chippy. Plastic covered tables and a coal fired fryer.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 25 October 2010
Great chippy and large chips and the owners were great too.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 26 October 2010
I reconise a few of the guys in this photograph although they were a bit older than me. Jimmy Farquhar is on the shoulders of Johnny Allan, Doshie Benson and Jackie Campbell. On Jackie's left is Rossie MacLeod and Ronnie Ross (Milton). There are probably others I should know but can't place.
Agree with comments about the Chipper. Harry MacGillvray had indeed a coal-fired fryer. The other chipper referred to at the bottom of King Street was I think John Cameron's first chip shop, before he moved up beside Jock the Barbers.
Added by John Fraser on 27 October 2010
When I was still at school there was an old chap that had that chippie before John Cameron, Harry will know. I remember he lived in the Cottages but can't remember his name! On a recent visit I saw that John's chippy had gone and some form of burger establishment was in its place.
Added by Joe MacDonald on 28 October 2010
Joe, the old chap you refer to was Roddy Graham. He was the brother of Mrs Tutton, of the Rhu Hotel, and also a brother of Mrs Jamieson, of Jamieson's Cafe. He was the Invergordon Firemaster for a long time, indeed one of the many characters in his time.
Added by Gordon Peterson on 28 October 2010
Joe, I only remember Harry Macgillvary and his wife running this chip shop. In the photo, 2nd in from right is Willie Mackay, and next left behind Willie is George Sutherland (Pico).
Added by Harry O'Neill on 28 October 2010
I recognised Pico as he is a distant relative of mine. Gordon is right about Roddy Graham having the chippy before John Cameron and Harry had the chip shop in Outram Street.
Added by Joe MacDonald on 28 October 2010
I thought Roddy Graham had the fish and chip shop on King Street? - down by Dalgarno's. Or were there two Roddy Graham's.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 28 October 2010
I think it’s Geordie Campbell to the right of Johnny Allan and is the white shirted guy with his hands in his pockets at the end of the front row not the legendary Johnny (Squeaker) Millar?
Added by Graham MacKenzie on 28 October 2010
Graham, I thought it was Willie Mackay?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 28 October 2010
I would say that it's a pretty sure thing that this photo was taken at the same time as picture #1013.
Anonymous comment added on 28 October 2010
Harry, you are right, Roddy's chip shop was the one by Dalgarno's. I think there were two Roddys, father and son.
Added by Joe MacDonald on 29 October 2010
Second from the left, I think, is Murdo MacKay. Kenneth MacPherson (Chinky) is third left and on the extreme right is James MacKenzie.
Added by Gordon Legge on 29 October 2010
Another nickname from the past Chinky, remember him, think his dad was the Ganger on the railway.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 30 October 2010
Second from the left is the late Murdo Fraser.
Added by Mary Cowan on 30 October 2010
Apologies, Mary. You are correct to say it is Murdo Fraser.
Added by Gordon Legge on 30 October 2010
I think you may be right about Willie Mackay, Harry - so much for my recognition skills - I was brought up virtually next door to Willie and we now live just about a couple of hundred yards apart and I see him regularly but still can't recognize him!!!
Added by Graham MacKenzie on 01 November 2010
Graham, after looking at the latest picture of the football team (picture #1384), now I am not too sure. Is that Willie front left? ...or?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 01 November 2010
Harry - looks like I am just going to have to get Willie and sit him down in front of the screen and get him to sort it for us!!!!!
Added by Graham MacKenzie on 02 November 2010
Sounds good Graham, be sure to say Hi to him for me, thanks.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 02 November 2010
Is that not George Grant far right (partly behind Willie Mackay) in the rather natty suit with his collar turned up? You're right Graham, some local 'Footballing Gods' and Invergordon Legends in that photo!
Anonymous comment added on 10 November 2010
Definitely Willie Mackay. Also Roddy Graham did have the chip shop down by Dalgarno's and he was the Invergordon Firemaster. He and his wife had the chip shop also helped by his daughter Margaret and her husband Jim Girvan who was also a driving instructor and were the parents of Gardenia and June. Roddy's wife's sister was Mrs Shaw who lived at the top of the High Street near the Memorial.
Added by Rosalie Graham (Samaroo) on 11 November 2010
Does look very like Geordie Grant on the far right. Great guy and great player who could run all day even when playing in his mid thirties. Saw him recently when I was home, going to a County game with Ian Fraser (chemist) and he did not look that much older!
Added by George Mackay on 13 December 2010
Hello, I am a relation of the late Roddy Graham. He is the son of Catherine Graham nee Lamont and Paul Graham. I am looking for info on any of the the Graham family that lived in Invergordon. My grandad was Davidson Martin Graham, known as Martin. He had two brothers that were killed in France in the First World War. Patrick and Paul.
I am visiting Scotland on 10,11,12,13th May and hoping to visit Invergordon and see some of my history. Any help would be appreciated. I don't know if Roddy is in this photo. Many thanks for any info.
Added by Theresa Spitte on 30 April 2015
This is my uncle ruddy graham
Added by Paulene major nee graham on 27 August 2018
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