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The Invergordon Archive

Hec and Mary Macrae with Flora Young
The Invergordon Archive
Hec and Mary Macrae with Flora Young

This is a photo of my mother and father Hec and Mary Macrae with Mary's mother Flora Young, who lived at Grosvenor Street Invergordon. This was their wedding day in 1936.
Picture added on 26 August 2015 at 16:57
Comments:
Wonderful photo Muriel. I remember your parents well. Hec hired me one time on the boats, treated me well. Your mother was always busy.
Where are you now?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 26 August 2015
Muriel, that's a lovely photo of your parents. I remember them well and also your Aunt Joey.
Added by Catherine MacKenzie (nee Clark) on 27 August 2015
Hi Harry, Richard and Jeen are still in Invergordon and Robert and myself are in Evanton. We never travelled as far as you and Margaret. Look out for another story I will be contributing.
Added by Muriel Macrae on 29 August 2015
Hi Catherine, thank you for your comment. Would I be right in saying you lived in Outram St. and your dad was Tommy? Maybe you could confirm this.
Added by Muriel Macrae on 29 August 2015
Hi Muriel. Good to hear from you. Yes I lived in Outram Street next door to the Buckie Clarks. I had a brother Tommy but my father's name was Sam.
Added by Catherine MacKenzie (nee Clark) on 29 August 2015
Hi Catherine I do remember your parents, I was in your house many times.They very nice to me. I think you were in nursing if I am correct?
Added by Muriel Macrae on 23 September 2015
Hi Muriel. Yes you are right I was a nurse. I trained in the RNI and Raigmore hospitals in Inverness and then specialised in paediatrics. I used to see Richard and Madge in Inverness but not for a long time. Are they well?
Added by Catherine MacKenzie (nee Clark) on 24 September 2015
Hello, Muriel. This is a grand picture of your parents. I remember them well! I spent many an hour in your home at 3 Hugh Miller Street. Your sister, Jean, and I were great pals and I could write a book on the many happy times we had together. Such wonderful memories! I found a couple of old photos for you to see and I've sent them to Harry to forward to the Administrators of this fabulous site that I check every day!
Added by Margaret (O'Neill) Weys on 12 October 2015
Hi Margeret thank you for sending the pictures of Jean and myself. They certainly bring happy memories. Jean and Albert are away for a short break at the moment. They are both well. I will be telling her you have been in touch. Muriel
Added by Muriel Macrae on 22 October 2015
What number Grosvenor St did they stay at? I stay there and have always wondered about the history of our house and who has lived in it over the years.
Added by Karen Anderson on 09 June 2016
Hi Karen, my grandparents were in number five. I spent a lot of my childhood there. Let me know if you are the same number.
Added by Muriel Hazell (nee Macrae) on 10 June 2016
Hi Muriel, my grandparents lived in number one Grosvenor Street so they could probably of known your grandparents. Was your Aunt Madge Macrae and did you have a sister called Jean?
Added by Janet Shoosmith (Macpherson) on 11 June 2016
Hi Janet you are right there. My aunt is no longer with us but my sister Jean stays in Queen street. l will ask her of she knew your grandparents. My uncle Jim Young was the last person to live at number five. He died in Kintyre House. The house was then sold. I still miss it.
Added by Muriel Hazell (nee Macrae) on 11 June 2016
Hi Muriel, I'm in number 2 so not far away from where your grandparents lived.
Added by Karen Anderson on 11 June 2016
Hi Muriel, my Aunt Daisy Macfarlane nee Macpherson was the last one to live there along with her daughter Irene who you may have known. Give my regards to Jean.
Added by Janet Shoosmith (nee Macpherson) on 12 June 2016
Hi Janet, I remember Daisy well. l am sure l got her job in the school canteen when she left. I was good friends with Irene. We worked together in the Royal hotel. She used to backcomb my hair for me before the dances. I would love to know where she is now. Keep in touch.
Added by Muriel Hazell (nee Macrae) on 12 June 2016
Hi Muriel, the last time I heard of Irene she was living in North London. I don't think she had ever married. Her Mother Daisy lived in Forres I think and it is not many years ago that she died. Are you still living in Invergordon?
Added by Janet Shoosmith (nee Macpherson) on 13 June 2016
Hi Janet I would like to have met up with Irene again but London is a bit far away. I have lived in Evanton for the last fifty years. My brother Robert lives here as well. My other brother Richard is still in Invergordon. Do you live in Invergordon? I will be speaking to Jean and will ask her if she remembers you. Did you go to school in Invergordon? Keep in touch.
Added by Muriel Hazell (nee Macrae) on 14 June 2016
Did you get my email?
Added by Janet Shoosmith (nee Macpherson) on 17 June 2016
Hi Janet got your email. Did you get my reply?
Added by Muriel Hazell (nee Macrae) on 18 June 2016
Yes I did, will keep in touch.
Added by Janet Shoosmith (Macpherson) on 18 June 2016
My name is Helen Johnson nee Macrae. My late father Alex Macrae formally from 17 Outram Street Invergordon died in Australia in 1965. Alex is the younger brother of Hec Macrae. I've never met but I was interested to see the photo on this website the likeness is very similar in the photo. Maybe someone remembered my father who was with the Merchant Navy all his life, both in the UK and Australia.
Added by Helen Johnson on 29 January 2017
Hi Helen, I am your cousin, Hec Macrae's daughter. It was me who put the photo on the website. There is a lot more info on the website about your grandfather. I keep in touch with Isobel. I have just been chatting to her on the phone.
Added by Muriel Hazell (nee Macrae) on 29 January 2017
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