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The Invergordon Archive

Novar Airfield in 1936
The Invergordon Archive
Novar Airfield in 1936

By 1936, Novar had more permanent structures, including a water tower, so presumably the ablutions were more civilised.
At the end of the new hangar are two aircraft which appear to be Fairey 3s.
Picture added on 14 November 2010 at 11:17
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Novar Airfield
Great set of photographs John, just trying to place where the two houses in the background would be. It would be later on that the existing quarters, now private houses at Newton road were built.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 16 November 2010
The two cottages in the background were known as ‘Lilac cottage’. They were situated just down from the farmhouse at Wester Teaninich. Both were knocked down when the new A9 and flyover beside Blythswood were built in the '80s. The cottages were on the Farm of Wester Teaninich that my Grandfather bought in 1922 and in which I still reside today.
Added by Mairi Crow nee Fraser on 16 November 2010
Hello Mairi, would your grandfather be Finlay Fraser? If so, I lived along the road from him at Ballachraggan for many years.
Added by David Gow on 21 November 2010
Thanks Mairi, I can place where they are now. I didn't realise you were at the farm now, nice it is still in the family.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 22 November 2010
Hi David, my Grandfather was James Fraser, Finlay was my father - did you stay at Ballachraggan Farm house? I enjoyed seeing all the old photos of the airfield - how the area has changed over the years with the oil industry and the new A9 by-pass etc. I have a few old photos myself; I might get round to putting them on the website one day.
Added by Mairi Crow nee Fraser on 22 November 2010
Hi Mairi, I remember him well, my pal who lived at Novar toll used to help him. The area has changed a lot, I live in Aberdeen now and the a bypass seems to change everything. I lived in the farm house a while but it was mainly the cottages. Thank you. my regards. David.
Added by David Gow on 23 November 2010
Seeing the photo of Novar Airfield brings my father to mind. He was Edgar (Bob) Fair and was in the RAF during the war. He died when I was very young and would be grateful if anyone had any information or photos of him. Regards Bob.
Added by Bob Fair on 07 December 2010
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Novar Airfield

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