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The Invergordon Archive

Audrey's birthday party
The Invergordon Archive
Audrey's birthday party

My sister Audrey's 11th Birthday Party in 1947. This was taken outside our Joss Street Council House.
Picture added on 29 March 2018 at 10:54
Maybe 1948 or 9? I hope others can help me out here! Justin Calder is 2nd from left at the rear..then Shirley(?), my sister Audrey then Jackie Mitchell. Donnie Sutherland with the football. Front left is Munro Hill then myself and next to me Billy and Gordon Sutherland. All the Sutherlands were such nice people. I apologise for not being able to name the two girls on the right. I could guess, but I know I liked them and I would hate to get it wrong.
Added by Bill Geddes on 01 April 2018
Recognize Munro Hill right away, he was in my class in school for years. Don't know what became of him.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 01 April 2018
Munro was living in Clachnaharry (Inverness) back in the '70s. Not sure if he is still there. Gordon Sutherland was a very good football player with a promising career ahead when he was involved in an industrial accident during the building of the Distillery. I can remember going to his funeral sometime in the middle '60s.
Added by Bill Geddes on 01 April 2018
I'm sure Gordon Sutherland was involved in a accident in the construction of the smelter. If I remember his nickname was Peco.
Anonymous comment added on 01 April 2018
Girl beside Justin looks like Catherine Mackenzie and on other side I think it is Shirley "Steve" Mackenzie (not related) whose parents had the Cosy Corner Café at one time.
The two girls next to Audrey look like Eileen Andrews and Mary Macleod (daughter of Nonnie Macleod).
Added by Janet Shoosmith nee Macpherson on 01 April 2018
To anonymous, different Sutherland, it was George (Peco) Sutherland, a painter to trade and an all-round good fellow. Everyone's friend.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 02 April 2018
Thanks for correcting me Harry.
Anonymous comment added on 02 April 2018
Thanks Janet for filling in the names, I could have made a stab at it but didn't want to embarass myself! When I moved to London, Eileen's brother Jimmy was the manager of my local football club QPR. I tried to blag a Scotland v England ticket from him but he could not help....

Added by Bill Geddes on 02 April 2018
Thank you Harry for your lovely comments about George. He was my father. I was only 4 when he was killed in an accident at the smelter. I don’t remember much about him but it’s nice to know he was well liked.
Added by Gillian on 02 April 2018
Thanks for your comment Gillian, he was very well liked.
I sense some of his qualities in you.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 02 April 2018
The girl in middle row extreme right long black hair Noreen Macleod Shop,Nonny macleids
Added by Tommy Macallister on 23 July 2018
Front row right would be Alex Sutherland. There were five brothers in the Sutherland family, the youngest Gordon, Alex, Billy, George and the senior brother whose name I cannot recall. I will be pleased to be corrected!
Added by Ron Stewart on 25 July 2018
Ronald ....Oldest brother Is Donnie. This one I am sure about and it was I stood corrected re Ian Turner !!!!!
Added by Graham MacKenzie on 25 July 2018
All the Sutherland brothers were lovely blokes. Friendly and always pleasant as were their parents. They lived in a terraced house in the High Street opposite the Bone Mill.I remember them as an exceptionally nice family.
Added by Bill Geddes on 15 December 2018
That date 1947 can't be right then. Noreen and Alex were in my class at school, and I was only four in 1947. I believe Alex and his family moved to the semi detached brown house two up from Nan Anderson.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 16 December 2018
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