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The Invergordon Archive

Jessie Millar and daughter
The Invergordon Archive
Jessie Millar and daughter

Jessie Millar and daughter on Castle Road, Invergordon. The old tennis courts are in the background. The date is not known.
Picture added on 02 November 2011 at 11:32
Hey Willie, would that be the tennis courts where the social club garden next to rugby pitch is? I can vaguely remember them.
Added by Robbie Aburrow on 03 November 2011
I believe they were the navy tennis courts.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 04 November 2011
Hi Harry It was the tennis courts for the officers, I don't think other ranks were allowed in. Was there not a hockey pitch beside the tennis courts? I remember a lot of the red shale from these courts ended up in the court beside the school when we tried to reinstate those ones.

Added by Eddie Trotter on 06 November 2011
Yes that's right Eddie, remember they were called the officers' tennis courts. Not sure about the hockey pitch.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 November 2011
The date must be around 1959-1960 as her daughter Ann was born in 1957.

(Thanks for the info Willie, and I've altered the date accordingly - Site Admin.)
Added by Willie Mackay on 09 November 2011
Yes, the tennis courts had the air of a private club and certainly were only open to officers. I never saw the inside as the gates were always kept closed. A small enclave of class privilege in Castle Road!
Added by Bill Geddes on 05 December 2011
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