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The Invergordon Archive

Jim Andrews
The Invergordon Archive
Jim Andrews

Jim Andrews, the well known garage owner, outside his house 'Ness Cottage' at the end of Clyde Street.

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Picture added on 13 November 2012 at 12:31
Comments:
Many thanks for posting the Ness Cottage pictures, Lachlan. This is a great one! I'm guessing that it's my Aunty Barbara behind him, but will have to get a check on that, and would put it earlier than 1950 looking at her clothes/hair. The front door of the house stayed open all day during the summer, although I'm not sure why, as everyone went in through the unlocked side door on Clyde Street into the kitchen. You'd hear the sound of someone's bike being propped against the wall (no locks of course), and a bang on the back door followed by a cheery hello as one of the many visitors would come in. Mr Fowler, with his snowy white hair and loud rat-a-rat, from the shoemenders at the corner, was a regular through that door when I was visiting as a child.
Added by Caroline Robb on 14 November 2012
I remember Ness Cottage with great affection, it had a very distinctive smell. When I knew it I was just a boy, but my Mum and Dad were very fond of Jim and his wife (?). Whenever we visited Invergordon we always visited them. I remember two sisters, Barbara and (?). One lived in London, and I hadn't long moved there myself when one day I walked into a camera shop near Carnaby Street, owned by her husband whom I recognised, and when Mum and Dad came down on holiday we visited them in a flat near Euston.
Added by Lachlan Munro on 14 November 2012
It's so sad to see the state of this house now. There was always the lovely smell of baking coming from the open windows. Mrs Andrews was such a good baker.
Added by Rosalie Graham (Samaroo) on 28 November 2012
My parents, Michael and Isobel Richards were also friends of the Andrews. My mother knew Jet, the sister who moved to London. I was working down there some years ago and went to see Jet and her family. I can't remember her husband's name, but I believe he was a football coach at one time.
Added by David Richards on 08 October 2013
You're getting mixed up David, the football coach was Jet's brother Jimmy, was at Chelsea and went on to manage Cardiff. Jet's husband was Jock.
Added by Michael Richards on 09 October 2013
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