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The Invergordon Archive

Admiralty Pier Workers
The Invergordon Archive
Admiralty Pier Workers

Lachie Munro (Ganger) from Clyde Street is 3rd from right. I remember my grandfather Old Lachie 'Tarrol' pretty well, although he died in 1955. He had served in the Boer War, and I have a fine photo of him in his Scottish Horse uniform. His youngest daughter is still alive in Glasgow. She has outlived her two children and two of her grandchildren.

(The date of the picture is a guess - Site Admin.)
Picture added on 02 August 2012 at 22:19
A fine picture indeed!
The photo is taken at the west end of the centre pier looking over towards the west pier in the background. The wooden framework looks like the pile driver used to replace the broken or rotten piles of the wooden pier.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 11 August 2012
Certainly not 1950, Old Lachie died 1n 1958 aged 82. I know he worked past normal retirement age, so I reckon it was taken in the early 40s, during WW2.

(Many thanks, Lachlan, and I've altered the date accordingly - Site Admin.)
Added by Lachlan Munro on 23 October 2012
Lachlan, you say you have a picture of him in his uniform. Any chance of seeing it on here?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 23 October 2012
I remember Lachie well. He lived towards the bottom of Clyde Street if I remember correctly while I lived near the King Street end. He was such a nice man.
Added by Rosalie Graham (Samaroo) on 09 November 2012
Thank you Rosalie. The site of his old prefab is now the wee carpark on Clyde Street. (Lachie Munro III)

Added by Lachlan Munro on 11 November 2012
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